Welcome to my page

Welcome to my new home on the BBC News website, where I will share my thoughts on what's going on, with a particular focus on public policy.

I'm really interested in how decisions are made in Westminster and Whitehall, through to their effects on the ground.

Sometimes my aim will be to help you understand the day's big story - with a bit more detail or analysis. And sometimes it will mean explaining why something hasn't happened.

I also want to use this page to share extra stuff that I think is just interesting, quirky or illuminating.

A lot of my reporting has been led by data journalism, so you can expect a lot of charts and maps along the way.