Good luck Derby

Thank goodness that is over. There was almost an audible united sigh of relief across Derby when Ranjit Banwait was kicked out of office after years of stagnation by the city council.

Giving up plastic for Lent!

From tissues to toothpaste to buying flowers for my daughter-in-law - never has the abundance of one-use plastic become more obvious than during the past week when I have been trying to give it up.

Happy New Year!

At the beginning of every year, most of us will vow to change our lives for what we perceive to be the better, as if, with the advent of January 1, our slate is wiped clean.

Mid Derbyshire MP stars on Sunday Politics Show

It was great to be part of the panel for the BBC East Midlands, Sunday Politics Show last week.   This was a jam packed show and we discussed a number of topical issues.

Mid-Derbyshire MP reflects on 'Metro Strategy'

If you live in Belper, this week you could be forgiven for thinking you are on the moon not nine miles from Derby.

You have been ignored in the future plans cooked up for the region by the left-wing leaders of Nottingham and Derby city councils.

Politics is just for white old men, right?

Please watch Didda's video on gender equality.  

Didda is 18 years old and from Iceland.  She has produced this video in relation to the Girls2Leader programme, encouraging more women and girls to get involved in politics.