Technology, housing and the Budget: Theresa May's week


Budget week is always a big one in the Prime Minister's calendar- here's a recap of Theresa May's week!

On Monday, the PM visited the EEF Technology Hub in the West Midlands as part of a government announcement for further funding for R&D. Theresa May wore the Paule Ka caramel floral tweed jacket with black trousers and a pair of gold studded Russell & Bromley loafers. May also debuted a new Balls necklace from Mirta Bijoux, this time in black - and recently purchased on her Italian summer holiday.

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Wednesday was Budget Day, but before that, May attended the weekly Prime Minister's Questions. The PM wore her familiar navy Escada suit, choosing the leopard Kitty heels by Charlotte Olympia and an oversized pearl necklace as her accessories. Leaving Number 10, May wore a red long coat by Amanda Wakeley and the Vere satchel from Anya Hindmarch.

On Thursday, Theresa May and the Chancellor, Philip Hammond visited the Leeds Building College as part of the government's housing initiative and the cut in stamp duty. May wore the blue Military jacket from Daniel Blake, teaming it with black trousers, the Divine flats from Russell & Bromley and the oversized chain necklace from Amanda Wakeley.

On Friday, Theresa May attended the Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels, where she met with Donald Tusk and other European leaders. May wore her pale blue blazer, teaming it with a navy skirt and vintage Russell & Bromley kitten heels.

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Lord Mayor, PMQs and Sweden: Theresa May's Week


It was back to business this week after Parliament's mini recess- here's what the Prime Minister has been up to.

On Monday, the Prime Minister hosted a business leader meeting at Number 10. She was pictured leaving Downing Street wearing olive trousers, a red long coat and the leopard Link In block heels from Russell & Bromley.

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Later in the day, May attended the Lord Mayor's Banquet at the Guildhall, delivering a speech about Britain's economy and future post Brexit.

For this event, Theresa May wore a floor length dark green sleeveless dress with black floral embroidery and a sheer neck detailing. May accessorised with the silver Valarie clutch from Anya Hindmarch and the gold Twister block heels.

On Tuesday, Theresa May welcomed Nicola Sturgeon to Downing Street before attending the JDRF Sugarplum Ball at the Victoria & Albert Museum. May wore the blue Daniel Blake military jacket with tailored trousers, the Twiggy kitten heels from Russell & Bromley and pearls.

On Wednesday, May attended the weekly Prime Minister's Questions in the Commons. Her Escada colourblock blazer and skirt was her power outfit of choice- and it was a great selection for a fierce performance! May accessorised with the Issa x LK Bennett embroidered kitten heels and the oversized chain bracelet and necklace set from Amanda Wakeley.

Later in the day, May hosted a tech roundtable and event at Number 10.

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On Thursday, the PM visited a housing project in Barnet, London and reaffirmed her commitment to housebuilding across the country. May wore the Daniel Blake Military tail coat in black with trousers, the Divine jewelled flats from Russell & Bromley and a new black and white bead necklace.

Theresa May then travelled to Sweden for the EU Social Summit.

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On Friday, May attended the EU Social Summit and turned to an old favourite, the sparkly tweed DvF jacket for her meetings. She wore black flared trousers, the Delicious leopard flats from Russell & Bromley, the Amanda Wakeley chain bracelet and necklace set and the Vere satchel from Anya Hindmarch.

UK Parliament Week 2017


Our Parliament is known as the 'Mother of all Parliaments,' and with its origins dating back to 1016, it is certainly one of the most historic parts of London. 

I've been fortunate to work in Parliament and have experienced the hallowed halls and glorious architecture in all their splendour. You are conscious that you are walking in the footsteps of history whilst playing a part in shaping the future. You'll spot a familiar face (or two) whilst getting a coffee, and form your opinions whilst listening to debates in the chamber. You'll understand how hard parliamentary staffers work and the roles of the thousands of staff who help to keep the parliamentary estate ticking over. You'll realise the tremendous job the police and security staff do in keeping us safe- and their role in ensuring democracy is accessible for us all. And importantly, you'll realise how lucky we are to have a Parliament that is steeped in history and is open for us to experience. 

Working to improve the digital literacy and imagination of MPs last year was a fantastic experience, and one which demonstrated positive change in a short space of time. For me, the project has given birth to other amazing opportunities, and I am now fortunate to be continuing that work with politicians both in Westminster and in Wales. 

UK Parliament Week is a great initiative to raise awareness of the work of Parliament and our elected representatives. Learning about the democratic system and voting were some of my favourite PSE lessons in school, and I only wish I had had the opportunity to learn more and even visit Parliament as part of a school trip. These experiences are now available for students across the UK and if you're in high school and reading this - hassle your teacher to take your class to Westminster! 

Whilst much has been made (and continues to be made) of the reputation of Parliament in the press, it is my firm belief that we be much less richer without our great democracy and the Palace that sits on the River Thames. 

Find out more about UK Parliament Week by visiting the Parliament website or the @YourUKParl Twitter feed.

Theresa May at Remembrance Sunday Parade


Theresa May attended the annual Remembrance Sunday Parade at the Cenotaph in Whitehall today.

Elegant in a black coat and dress, the PM laid a wreath to commemorate the fallen. May also wore a hat by Liz Felix Millinery and the Twiggy kitten heels from Russell & Bromley.

Last night, Theresa May and husband Philip attended the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. May wore a black lace dress from Amanda Wakeley, the Saucy heels from Russell & Bromley and the Redford chain detail bag, also from Amanda Wakeley.

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CBI and Westminster: Theresa May's Week


It's been mini recess week in Westminster, so no PMQs - and certainly not a quiet week!

On Monday, Theresa May addressed delegates at the CBI conference in London. It was back to a familiar navy Escada suit for the Prime Minister, and our favourite leopard print kitty heels from Charlotte Olympia.

On Tuesday, the PM's appearance at the Pride of Britain Awards was televised- and we had a closer look at her great jumpsuit and sparkly heels!

And on Wednesday, her waxwork was unveiled at Madam Tussards. The creators opted for the tomato red Amanda Wakeley skirt suit, Hermes scarf and an oversized pearl necklace. The shoes are not so realistic! 

The Anya Hindmarch Vere Satchel


The Vere Satchel from Anya Hindmarch is the stuff of dream bags. I first saw the Vere Satchel this time last year. The eye-catching shape and rich red interior made this bag stand out from the crowd, as well as the luxurious satin leather which is super soft.

Made in one of the world's leading Italy leather factories, this beautifully constructed bag comes with a detachable, adjustable cross-body strap, contrasting leather lining and plenty of labelled pockets to ensure there's always a place for everything.

It's little wonder that Theresa May chose the Vere Satchel as her AW bag. It's ideal workwear territory, but looks equally as chic when paired with a dress down outfit of jeans and a blazer. It's perfect for the Prime Minister- and fashion fan alike!

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Now the bag isn't cheap, but it's a great investment that will see you from season to season over many years.

Poppies, PMQs and Pride of Britain: Theresa May's Week


Poppies, PMQs and the Pride of Britain Awards: here's a recap of Theresa May's week.

On Monday, Theresa May welcomed the Welsh First Minister to Downing Street. She wore a new pale blue tailored jacket with a navy skirt and the Twiggy kitten heels from Russell & Bromley.

Later in the day, May welcomed the Royal British Legion to Downing Street to launch their Poppy campaign. The PM also hosted a reception for Parkinson's UK.

In the evening, Theresa May and her husband Philip attended the Pride of Britain Awards. She wore a fierce black lace jumpsuit and a pair of jewelled high heels. May also accessorised with her oversized Celtic Treasure ring and a large cuff bracelet.

On Tuesday, the PM welcomed the Pride of Britain Award Winners to Number 10. She wore her new textured navy jacket with a matching shift dress and the vibrant red and violet Link In block heels from Russell & Bromley.

On Wednesday, May took part in the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session. She wore our favourite navy skirt suit teaming it with a pair of Charlotte Olympia leopard kitten heels and an oversized pearl necklace.

On Thursday, the PM welcomed Israeli PM Netanyahu to Downing Street. May wore her black and white colourblock Escada jacket with a black skirt and the Caroline Issa x LK Bennett embroidered kitten heels.

In the evening, Theresa May hosted a dinner for the Israeli delegation at Lancaster House to mark 100 years of the Balfour Declaration. May wore the blue Orchid jacket and skirt by Daniel Blake.

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