As I write this, our new baby daughter has just fallen asleep and I’m grabbing the few minutes I have to pen my Adver column.

It’s been a whirlwind first few days, and both Kate and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has sent such lovely messages since little Margot joined us. She is an absolute delight, and we couldn’t be happier as a family.

It has certainly been a busy week filled with important announcements from the new prime minister as well.

I was particularly pleased to see a series of decisions taken on tackling crime and ensuring prison sentences properly reflect the seriousness of the offence which has been committed.

The announcement forms part of the overhaul of the criminal justice system to further protect the public, with plans to crack down on crime, improve prison standards, rehabilitate offenders and reduce reoffending.

The investment will target all types of crime in prison; from drug smugglers fuelling a rise in violence and self-harm, to gang kingpins continuing to run their operations from jail, to offenders seeking to contact their victims in the outside world.

Tough airport-style security, including x-ray scanners and metal detectors, will be put into prisons across the estate to clamp down on the drugs, weapons and mobile phones that increase the risk to our officers and hinder rehabilitation.

Cutting-edge technology to detect and block mobile phones will be brought in to better identify and stop those who seek to organise drug supply or harass victims from the prison wings.

In addition to the review, the prime minister has also awarded £87 million to the CPS to increase capacity and manage caseloads going through our courts, as well as £2.5 billion to create 10,000 extra prison places.

The team conducting the review will report its recommendations directly to the prime minister, having considered whether changes in legislation are needed to ensure appropriate prison sentences, as well as exploring how to break the cycle of reoffending.

All of this is in addition to the 20,000 new police officers which the prime minister and home secretary announced funding for last week.

Crime is a very pressing issue for local residents, with many raising their concerns with me directly. I am delighted that the prime minister is taking positive and decisive action to investigate how we can ensure that the public can be kept safe.

Finally this week, I’d like to wish everyone who is collecting exam results over the next few days a massive good luck! I remember collecting my results – half-terrified, half-excited – before finding the nearest phonebox to call home to let my family know how it had gone.

The range of options available after education is now broader than ever. A-levels an degrees continue as the academic path to a career, but I’m particularly pleased to see the huge increase in the number of young people taking the vocational route to a career via T-levels and apprenticeships.

For far too long society pushed too many young people down a route which wasn’t right for them. Now, thanks to the changes we have made, we are seeing every young person given the opportunity to go as far as their talents will take them.