My Responses to Topical Emails

During my time as an MP, I received a large number of identical emails which were often sent from campaign organisations.

I appreciate that these issues were of importance to constituents, but the volume of campaign emails that were being generated meant my responses to urgent casework enquiries were delayed. 

I therefore created a section of my website where I posted my responses to various subjects.

I endeavoured to update topics as soon as I had the chance to consult with Ministers and to conduct research into the concerns raised in these emails. 

You can see my responses to topical emails I received during my time as an MP here.

 

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Opinion - Loot Boxes

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Opinion - Beer Duty

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