Simon Clarke is MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

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Simon Clarke is MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland and a member of the Conservative party.

Simon Clarke has 20770 followers on Twitter.

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⬆️£150 disability payment

⬆️£400 for all households
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Great news: in less than six months we’ve supported half a million people into work.

Helping people find the security of a stable income, through a job they can take pride in, is one of the best ways for people support their families during these challenging times.

DWP Press Office @dwppressoffice

We did it!

Over half a million people have been helped into work by the #WayToWork campaign in 5 months, with Jobcentre staff working hard to reach the target we set ourselves in January this year

I’m grateful to 🇬🇧 Prime Minister @BorisJohnson for allocating an additional £1 billion for security assistance to Ukraine. 🇬🇧 is our true friend and strategic partner. We appreciate the consistent, leadership support for 🇺🇦 in countering Russian aggression.

Great to be with Finland and Sweden colleagues @Haavisto @AnnLinde tonight to mark news they are joining @NATO.

We need a strong, united NATO to deter aggressors in an increasingly geopolitical world. 🇬🇧🇸🇪🇫🇮 #NATOSummit #WeAreNATO

I am deeply saddened to hear that @bowelbabe has passed away. She was a truly inspirational human being and my thoughts are with her family and friends. She will be missed by so many but she achieved so much - not least reminding us all how precious life is.

I’m terribly saddened to hear that Dame Deborah James has died. What an inspiration she was to so many.

The awareness she brought to bowel cancer and the research her campaigning has funded will be her enduring legacy.

Because of her, many many lives will be saved.

"We won't play Nicola Sturgeon's games, we won't take part in a pretend poll," says ScotTories leader Douglas Ross.

He says a referendum would remove focus from helping families with bills, supporting frontline services and creating jobs.

Live updates ➡

Tonight @HouseofCommons has backed the NI Protocol Bill.

It provides practical solutions to problems caused by the Protocol and protects the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement.

While a negotiated outcome remains our preference - the EU must accept changes to the Protocol itself.

Great discussion with @ScotChambers and Scottish business representatives 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 today. Hearing first-hand about the ingenious efforts of business to adapt and thrive is the best way to understand how we can make a difference @hmtreasury.

Great that 100,000 people have already checked how much they could save as a result of the threshold changes to National Insurance.

See what you could save:

I am so pleased to see Nunthorpe’s new GP surgery opening today. The practice have been brilliant in championing their patients, as have @PatientForumBRN, while the local NHS, @MbroCouncil, Mayor @Tees_Issues and Deputy Mayor @MiekaSmiles have been great colleagues in delivering!

BRNMG Patient Forum @PatientForumBRN

We expect to achieve our ambition to get 500,000 people into work in our #WayToWork campaign this week. Our Work Coaches have smashed it. I talked to @edwardmalnick @Telegraph about how we've done it and why it's critical @DWP keep getting people into jobs

Global prosperity and stability is being threatened – with Commonwealth countries bearing the brunt of Putin’s folly in Ukraine.

Together we can bring food prices down and get the world economy back on track, as we stand up for the freedoms we all believe in.

NEW: Boris Johnson publicly criticises US Supreme Court ruling that overturns Roe v Wade

PM says: "I’ve got to tell you I think it’s a big step backwards. I’ve always believed in a woman’s right to choose and I stick to that view."

💥 New government jobs up for grabs in Darlington have JUST gone live at:

💼 @hmtreasury
🚢 @tradegovuk
📈 @ONS
📊 @beisgovuk

With the first 110 recruits to Treasury recruited locally, these are jobs for local people - so get applying! 👇

Sad to see @OliverDowden one of our Party Co-Chairmen stand down.

As the PM says, he understands his disappointment in the by-election losses.

They don’t tell you much about how GE’s pan out. We lost 15 by-elections between 1979 & 1992 but went on to win in 1983, 1987 & 1992.

The Government has provided TfL with close to £5bn of funding, but by repeatedly playing politics instead of fulfilling his side of the bargain, Sadiq Khan is preventing a long-term deal from being secured.

Read my letter to him here:

In just 3 weeks, construction will kick off at South Bank for SeAH’s £300m monopile manufacturing facility. 💪

🚧 1.13 million square feet.
↔️ 800m long.
↕️ 40 metres tall.
👷 Creating 2,250 jobs.

We’ve remediated this massive site to get it investor ready in just 12 months.

Today, I will table legislation that will give employers the freedom to recruit skilled, temporary staff to plug vital roles during strike action.

This new law will help protect the British public from future disruption caused by militant trade unions👇🏿

We're using all the tools at our disposal, and we have the determination, to combat rising prices, reduce inflation and rebuild a stronger economy.

Our modern Bill of Rights will strengthen the UK tradition of freedom of speech, and better protect the public from dangerous criminals.

We are restoring a health dose of common sense into the justice system. ⤵

Happy Reserves Day!

Thank you to all the Reservists who give their time to serve the nation, and to their employers who support them.

#ReservesDay #SaluteOurForces

It was lovely to take part in a very special outdoor assembly at the wonderful @stpaulinus Primary School in #Guisborough to plant a Jubilee Tree! Such a fantastic school community and a lasting tribute to HM the Queen’s seventy years of service to our country.

Another boost for new nuclear, with @RollsRoyce Small Modular Reactors announcing new HQ in #Manchester.

They're on track to create 850 jobs this year.

Backed by £210m government funding, they're helping us turbocharge plans for more clean, affordable, homegrown energy 🇬🇧💪

Families are facing global cost of living pressures. Labour's response? Backing today's rail strikes.

Their union friends admit it will cost families, yet Labour won't condemn it 👇

"Nothing that we can do this week would change the reality for the strikes this week."

Transport Secretary @grantshapps says the government is planning a law change for 'future strikes' to ensure it is 'firmly on the passengers side'.


We are taking a responsible stance on public sector pay to limit the risk of inflation becoming both more severe and lasting longer than it needs to. Labour have absolutely no answers (or rather won’t tell us what they would really do, which is unleash a wage-price spiral).

Kate Ferguson @kateferguson4

Shadow transport Secretary Louise Haigh refuses repeatedly to say if Labour backs inflation (at least 9%) level pay rises for millions of public sector workers

Simon Clarke, chief secretary to the treasury, says both private and public sector workers should not expect pay rises in line with inflation

‘We cannot get into a world where we are chasing inflation expectations. That is the surest way to bake in a repeat of 1970s’

Ministers 'fear' rail strikes will go ahead this week, even tho talks continue today, Clarke concedes

But Govt is adamant UK needs a rail industry that is 'both affordable & sustainable into the future', cutting costs (eg ticket offices) that 'don't reflect modern service usage'

NEW: It's 'extremely unlikely' that any public sector workers will be granted double-digit pay rises in line with inflation this year, warns Treasury minister.

Simon Clarke tells @TimesRadio that pay discipline 'really matters' to prevent inflation getting more 'severe'.

Putin’s grand imperial design for the total reconquest of Ukraine has been derailed.

There are four vital steps we must take to strengthen the hand of our Ukrainian friends and ensure we finish this war on the terms that @ZelenskyyUa has laid out.

Keir Starmer has spent 11 days refusing to condemn the rail strikes. On Wednesday he ordered his MPs not to take a stand against the militant unions.

Now we know why: In private, he's backing the strikes which will grind the country to a halt.

Thank you my friend President @ZelenskyyUa for hosting me in Ukraine yesterday.

It was incredibly moving to walk the streets of Kyiv with you once more, to pay tribute to your fallen soldiers whose sacrifice, unconquerable courage and bravery we will never forget.

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