I have been appointed to serve in the new Government as an Assistant Whip.
I am so happy and honoured to have been appointed an Assistant Government Whip. I am looking forward to working with my friend the Chief Whip Gavin Williamson, neighbouring MP and my fellow Whips to deliver the manifesto commitments this Government was elected to deliver, indeed we have already done so on key issues such as an in/out referendum on our EU membership.
Although my Government job will take up a lot more time than previous job as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the ex-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, I want to assure my constituents that I will continue to work hard for South Derbyshire, promoting our fantastic area whenever possible. This job is all Westminster based so as I have always been there Monday to Thursday hopefully it will have little or no effect on Constituents but as ever I am always ready and willing to help those who need it.