Oliver's Column in My News - January 2018

In our part of Hertfordshire we have the best of both worlds, with easy access to London, but also wonderful green open spaces right on our doorstep. It makes our towns and villages distinct and special places to live.

Oliver's Column in My News - December 2017

You may be tired of reading about Brexit and I’ve resisted writing about it for some time. In the coming weeks though Parliament will face some crucial decisions around the process.

Oliver's Column in My News - November 2017

I was privileged to be appointed as the Defence Secretary’s Parliamentary Private Secretary earlier this year. As part of this it is vitally important for me to understand the needs of our Armed Forces.

Oliver's Column in My Potters Bar News - October 2017

I am delighted to be writing in this, the first edition of My Potters Bar News. Some readers may know My News publications elsewhere and it’s a fantastic magazine, delivering genuinely local news.

Oliver's Column in My News - September 2017

I recently met Mrs Betty Bennell, quite possibly Bushey’s oldest resident, to wish her a happy 100th birthday. She’s lived in the same Bushey house since it was built and is the only original resident still left on the street.

Oliver's Column in My News - August 2017

Members of Parliament have to juggle multiple responsibilities. These include advocating for constituents, scrutinising the Government, but also playing a part in national decisions.

Oliver's Column in My News - July 2017

Thank you for re-electing me as your Member of Parliament. I am humbled and honoured by the level of support you gave me. Over the coming term I will work to repay that faith and to defend what makes Hertsmere such a special place to live.

Oliver's Column in My News - June 2017

I am sure you were as surprised as me when the Prime Minister called a general election. I believe it was the right choice. At a time when the country faces many challenges, particularly how to secure the best deal from leaving Europe, it is in the national interest to have a strong government.