I am back in Westminster to represent Newcastle and to hear the Queen’s Speech.
The speech this year was delivered by Prince Charles, as Her Majesty has mobility problems - we all wish her well and hope she is recovering at home.
The Speech will set out 38 new Bills for the upcoming Parliamentary session, helping to ease the cost of living, boost economic growth, and make our streets safer for everyone.
We were elected on a mandate to level up our communities, boost economic growth, and create high-skilled work – and this new Parliamentary session brings the opportunity to set out our plans to do this in the year ahead.
These proposals will build on our work so far and ensure that we continue to deliver on our manifesto promises to the British people.