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.



Opinion - Post Brexit Trade Deals

I understand the concerns regarding standards in future trade agreements, the scrutiny of such agreements, and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms. However, I would like to assure you that such concerns are unfounded.


I know this can be a very painful and debilitating condition.

Opinion- Autism

Autism is a complex condition which affects many people in very different ways. In recent times, great progress has been made in improving our understanding of autism.

Opinion- Race Horse Welfare

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is the independent body responsible for regulating the sport of horseracing. It works closely with animal charities such as the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare to ensure that the highest of standards are upheld.

Opinion - Talking Buses

Audio visual equipment on buses can support a wide range of disabled passengers to feel sufficiently confident to use buses. It enables them to access education, employment and other services, whether or not they are familiar with the route they are travelling.

Opinion- HCPC Fees

First I would like to recognise the important work done by independent regulators like the HCPC. These organisations help to protect the public and to ensure high levels of service and professionalism.

Opinion- Christophobia

It is an extraordinary figure that nearly a quarter of a billion people are suffering persecution today because of their Christian faith. In addition, 80 per cent of people who suffer persecution because of their faith are Christian.

Opinion- Human Rights Defenders

Regrettably, human rights defenders face unprecedented attack in many parts of the world. In 2018 alone, I understand that more than 300 such defenders were killed, and thousands more imprisoned, attacked or tortured around the world.