Campaign Responses

Every week, I receive dozens of campaign emails from residents concerned about a huge variety of national issues. While individual enquiries will be answered by email or letter, due to the vast increase in the volume of campaign emails now being generated, I can no longer guarantee replying to these individually and am therefore posting my responses on this section of my website so you can see my views.

Voter ID

Thank you for contacting me about voter ID.

Universal Credit

Thank you for contacting me about Universal Credit (UC) and financial hardship.

Solar Power

Thank you for contacting me about solar power.

Public Parks

Thank you for contacting me about public parks.

I recognise the importance and value of parks and green spaces in providing vibrant and inclusive locations for local communities to enjoy, and how this can contribute to health and general well-being.

Onshore Wind Energy: Update

Thank you for contacting me about onshore wind farms.

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, creating high value jobs and growing the economy.

Local Welfare Assistance Schemes

Thank you for contacting me about Local Welfare Assistance Schemes.

I agree that Local Welfare Assistance Schemes should help claimants in urgent need following an emergency or unforeseen event and who have no other source of help.

Green New Deal

Thank you for contacting me about decarbonising the economy and Early Day Motion (EDM) 2177/the Decarbonisation and Economic Strategy Bill which calls on the Government to support a ‘Green New Deal’.

Environment Bill

Thank you for contacting me about the Environment Bill.

As set out in the 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment, the decision to leave the European Union has created an historic opportunity to deliver a Green Brexit, where environmental standards are not only maintained but enhanced.

Climate Change

Thank you for contacting me about climate change.

Concern about climate change is growing to unprecedented levels and I can assure you that I recognise the importance and urgency of public debate on this issue. 

Brexit and Defence

Thank you for contacting me about the UK’s future defence relationship with the EU.

NHS 'Privatisation'

A number of communications concerning the place of the NHS in future trade deals claim that 'the NHS in England has already been privatised'.

To set people's minds at rest, it needs to be made clear that the NHS in England has not been privatised and this Government will not do so. 

No Deal Brexit

Thank you for contacting me about statements concerning leaving the EU without a deal.