My Responses to Topical Emails

Dear Resident,

I appreciate constituents’ concerns about a wide variety of local and national issues.

I often receive a large amount of identical emails which are often sent from campaign organisations. I appreciate that these issues are of importance to constituents, but the volume of campaign emails that are now being generated has meant my responses to urgent casework enquiries were delayed. Therefore I can no longer guarantee a quick response to each individual standard email.

I have therefore created a section of my website where I will be posting my responses to various subjects.

If you send me a standard email, you will receive a response directing you to this page of my website.

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

I shall, of course, continue to respond to individual constituency casework enquiries via email and letter.

All the best,

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News

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Opinion- NHS Pension Tax

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Opinion - Onshore Wind Energy

I am pleased that clean growth has been placed at the heart of the new Industrial Strategy which aims to cut emissions while keeping costs down for consumers, create high value jobs and to grow the economy.

Opinion- Eating Disorders

Early intervention is absolutely vital in the fight against eating disorders and everyone with an eating disorder must have access to timely treatment.

Opinion- Animal Welfare Post Brexit

I believe animals are sentient beings who can feel pain and suffering, and I would like to reassure you that strong action is being taken to reduce their risk of harm.

Opinion - Brady Amendment

In tonight's votes I backed the Brady Amendment and the House voted to support this amendment.

Opinion - Agroecology

I am pleased to be able to tell you that A UK Strategy for Agricultural Technologies was launched in 2013, designed to examine how the UK can meet the challenge of feeding a growing population without damaging the natural environment.

 

Opinion- Foreign Aid Spending

A number of newspaper articles have reported claims that misrepresent or inaccurately portray projects supported by the UK, or focus on projects that are no longer funded.
 

Opinion - Offensive Weapons Bill and .50 Calibre Rifles

It is important to ensure more work is done to break the deadly cycle of violence that devastates the lives of individuals, families and communities. I know the Government shares this position and is taking action to ensure the sale and possession of dangerous weapons is prevented.