Westminster News

Agricultural Bill

This week the Agriculture Bill enter Parliament and many residents had got in touch to let me know their views.

Secondary breast cancer care

Secondary breast cancer care is an issue that a large number of residents have asked me about lately following the 'Breast Cancer Care' campaign.  I fully agree that we must ensure that people with a secondary breast cancer diagnosis receive the highest quality care.

Azza Soliman & Human Rights Defenders

Human rights defenders are at the forefront of work to promote and protect human rights and democracy, often at great personal risk to themselves. In many places they are persecuted, imprisoned, attacked or even killed because of their work.

Facebook/Amazon Tax

Many residents have contacted me on the news over the tax that has been paid by Amazon and Facebook amongst many of the big tech companies. 

Small Claims Increases

I completely understand concerns regarding plans to increase the small claims limit for employers and public liability personal injury claims, and I agree that it is important that the limit is not disproportionately increased.

Deprivation of Liberty Systems

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) systems have been in the news a number of times this week, this is because the matter has been raised in both Houses.

End of life care discussions

Caring for people with terminal illnesses, has been raised a number of times in Parliament throughout September.  I agree that we must ensure that people receive the most appropriate care personalised to their individual needs as they approach the end of their life.

Fracking Debates

Fracking has been debated a lot in the House lately and residents have been writing to be with very understandable concerns.  In my role as Whip I do not by convention speak in debates however, I do follow the topic with interest.  On fracking in our area, there are no immediate plans to frack ou

Gender Recognition Act and single sex spaces

The news has been raising interest amongst constituents about the forthcoming reforms to the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA).  I thought I would take the time to do a little bit of myth busting.