About me

I was selected to stand for the Conservatives in Derby North in 2013, and on 7 May 2015 was elected as the  MP for Derby North.

Over the course of my campaign I had been meeting residents across Derby North, at community events and visits. My commitment is to maintaining the trust that residents have shown me when voting in 2015 - by not only listening to your concerns but acting on them. I understand that you need a local MP that you can rely on to put Derby first.

During my time as MP I was privileged to be made the PPS to International Development Minister, Rory Stewart, a role that I really enjoyed and allowed me to become more involved with a Department I am particularly passionate about. Britain has always led the way globally with aid and support that we provide to overseas nations.

I was also a member of two committees, The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee and the Joint Committee for Human Rights. 

As a member of the BEIS Committee I took part in inquiries looking in to some of the major challenges facing businesses around the UK. There are also a couple of inquiries of note that we carried out last year in to working practices at Sports Direct and the collapse of BHS. 

The Joint Committee for Human Rights chose me as their Rapporteur for Mental Health which was a real honour. During my time in this role I visited several prisons around the country to look in to the growing problem of self-inflicted deaths in custody, concluding with the committee carrying out an inquiry.