Policy Statements

I sympathise profoundly with anyone who has been affected by breast cancer and I appreciate that organisations such as Breast Cancer Now work tirelessly to support people living with breast cancer, and their families, to raise awareness of the connected issues.

Breast cancer

I sympathise profoundly with anyone who has been affected by breast cancer and I appreciate that organisations such as Breast Cancer Now work tirelessly to support people living with breast... Read more

I share the concerns of the many people who have written to me about the National Health Service. I agree that a comprehensive health service should continue to be provided free at the point of use and that encroaching privatisation of the NHS must be halted. I also believe that there needs to be more investment to provide the NHS and social care with the funding it so desperately needs.

National Health Service

I share the concerns of the many people who have written to me about the National Health Service. I agree that a comprehensive health service should continue to be provided... Read more

I share my constituents concerns about waiting times for Universal Credit.

Waiting times for Universal Credit

I share my constituents concerns about waiting times for Universal Credit. Read more

I sympathise profoundly with anybody who has been affected by cancer and I pay tribute to organisations like Macmillan for the work they do to raise awareness and provide support to sufferers in our constituency and across the country. I believe every NHS patient should receive the world-class quality of care they need.

Support for people after cancer treatment

I sympathise profoundly with anybody who has been affected by cancer and I pay tribute to organisations like Macmillan for the work they do to raise awareness and provide support to sufferers in our... Read more

It is important to appreciate that Bovine TB can have a significant impact on farmers in terms of loss of stock. It is therefore vital this disease is brought under control and that farmers are fairly compensated for any cattle that has to be culled to control the spread of Bovine TB.

Badger culling

It is important to appreciate that Bovine TB can have a significant impact on farmers in terms of loss of stock. It is therefore vital this disease is brought under... Read more

It is alarming that the Good Childhood report published in August sets out the shocking scale of disadvantages some children experience including evidence that young people's happiness with their life as a whole is at its lowest since 2010. I agree that it is important that we consider how we tackle the serious problems identified by the report as leaving teenagers more likely to be unhappy, such as emotional neglect and living in a family struggling to pay the bills.

Good Childhood report

It is alarming that the Good Childhood report published in August sets out the shocking scale of disadvantages some children experience including evidence that young people's happiness with their life... Read more

I am pleased to say that I will sign EDM 128 (parliamentary scrutiny of trade deals) when parliament returns in the Autumn.

Parliamentary scrutiny of trade deals

I am pleased to say that I will sign EDM 128 (parliamentary scrutiny of trade deals) when parliament returns in the Autumn. Read more

I strongly support a two-state settlement that establishes a viable and secure Palestinian state alongside a secure and internationally recognised Israel. I believe that the British Government should be working internationally at the United Nations and through the European Union to support renewed negotiations to achieve this. 

UK relations with Israel and Palestine

I strongly support a two-state settlement that establishes a viable and secure Palestinian state alongside a secure and internationally recognised Israel. I believe that the British Government should be working... Read more

On 12 September 2017, the House of Commons considered a motion tabled by the Leader of the House to change the way in which Committees of the House of Commons are nominated.

Nomination of Members to Commons Committees

On 12 September 2017, the House of Commons considered a motion tabled by the Leader of the House to change the way in which Committees of the House of Commons... Read more

The importance of pollinators to our food supply, biodiversity and economy is clear and I share concerns about declining bee numbers.  

Neonicotinoids and Bees

The importance of pollinators to our food supply, biodiversity and economy is clear and I share concerns about declining bee numbers.   Read more

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