Westminster News

Read James' response to Chancellor's "Plan For Jobs" statement

On Wednesday (9th July 2020), the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak unveiled new measures to support the economy as part of its ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including a 15% VAT cut for hospitality and tourism, as well as a new "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme. 

James sets out Government's post-Brexit vision for local fishermen

James Duddridge set out the government’s post-Brexit vision for local fishermen – such as those in Southend – on Thursday as he took questions from MPs in the Commons.

Speaking from the Despatch Box, the MP for Rochford and Southend East and Brexit Minister said: