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Robert's Weekly Column - 18th September 2019

In 1840, Daniel Gooch was a Superintendent for the Great Western Railway when he penned a letter to the Chief Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, putting Swindon forward as the ideal location for the GWR’s new engine works.

Robert's Weekly Column - 11th September 2019

The £25m investment for Swindon announced this week by my Cabinet colleague, Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick, is hugely welcome news.  I worked hard within Government for the much-needed cash to be allocated to our town, and it’s a fantastic development we can all be proud of.

Robert's Weekly Column - 3 September 2019

Tuesday saw the end of another busy summer recess period as Members of Parliament return to Westminster. As it has done for a while, the uncertainty surrounding the Brexit debate will dominate the news headlines.

Robert's Weekly Column - 29th August 2019

As you may already know from reading my previous Adver columns and articles about events I have hosted and also attended, over the past 19 months, I have been working closely with Swindon Seniors Forum in a campaign to tackle loneliness in the town. 

Robert's Weekly Article

August is usually a time when the pace of life slows slightly for many of us as breaks are taken.  Parliament is in recess, but it has been a phenomenally busy time for me and my constituency team as the hard work continues.

Robert's Weekly Column - 16th August 2019

The start of my second full week as Justice Secretary saw me announce 10,000 new prison places funded by a £2.5bn injection of cash, which will create more modern, efficient prisons.  I also travelled with the Prime Minister to a prison in Leeds to announce a further £100m for prison security - m

Robert's Weekly Article - 9th August 2019

The new Government has only been in office for a few weeks, and already we are tackling some of the key issues that concern local residents.  As someone who, along with my family, regularly uses our local NHS facilities, I am acutely aware of how important these services are to our daily lives.

Lord Chancellor swearing-in speech: Robert Buckland QC

Mr Attorney, I’d like to thank the Lord Chief Justice for what I was going to say was a generous welcome, a frank one is more accurate! But I genuinely very much look forward to working with him and indeed other members of the Bench here present and other judicial colleagues.

Robert's Weekly Column - 2 August 2019

In an extremely busy week, which saw Boris Johnson appointed as Prime Minister as well as hosting his first Prime Minister Questions, I was delighted to be sworn in as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

Robert's Weekly Column - 23 July 2019

Last Friday, I was delighted, along with the Leader of the Council, David Renard, to have opened the new Wichelstowe footbridge, which runs between Waitrose and the new Hall and Woodhouse pub. The bridge is 35 metres and crosses the Wilts and Berks Canal.