Campaign Correspondence

Every day I receive dozens of campaign emails from constituents concerned about a huge variety of national issues. They are often identical emails which are sent from campaign organisations. I appreciate these issues are of importance to constituents; they are also important to me as they make me aware of an issue and the strength of feeling on a subject.

However, it is important for me to prioritise casework and manage my taxpayer-funded staffing costs more effectively, I have therefore made it my policy not to respond individually to email or postcard campaigns. Instead, I will post my responses on this section of my website.

You can press 'CTRL' and 'F' on your keyboard to search for a key phrase or word. If my response to your campaign is not currently published, please do check back at a later date.

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

Furthermore, I do not sign EDMs. I am afraid that they have little impact on the parliamentary outcome, and they cost a significant amount of taxpayers’ money to orchestrate.

Walking in Nature

Please see my response to campaign correspondence regarding improved access to the countryside.

Animal Sentience

Please see my response to campaign correspondence on animal sentience.

Build Back Better

Please see my response to campaign correspondence on 'Building Back Better'.

View from the Red Wall

Please see my response to campaign correspondence on the economy and extending the transition period.

Disposable Barbecues

Please see my response to campaign correspondence on the use of disposable barbecues.

Lift the Ban Campaign

Please see my response to the campaign correspondence on asylum seekers and employment.

Girls in Crisis

Please see my response to the campaign correspondence on protecting girls in crisis.

Fur Trade

Please see my response to the campaign correspondence about the fur trade.

Arms to Israel

Please see my response to campaign correspondence regarding military exports to Israel.

UK Aid

Please see my thoughts on the FCO/DFID merger and UK Aid.

Hen Harriers

Please see my response on emails about the protection of birds of prey.

Sunday Trading Laws

Please see my response to constituents concerns about a relaxation of Sunday Trading Laws.

Cycling and Walking

Please see my response to correspondence about increasing levels of cycling and walking.

Heat Pumps

Please see my response to correspondence about Heat Pumps.

Black Curriculum

Please see my response to the Campaign on updating the history curriculum.

Eviction Moratorium

Please see my response to the campaign emails regarding extending the moratorium on evictions.

NHS Pay Rise

Please see my response to the Campaign email on a pay rise for NHS workers

Abortion

Please see my response to your email regarding abortion.

Nurses’ Pay

Please see my response to your email regarding nurses pay.

Israel: West Bank Annexation

Thank you for your email and I appreciate your concerns about the situation in the region.  I have a strong interest in humanitarian law and that is why I firmly support the UK’s longstanding position on the Middle East Peace Process.

Campaign Response: Fur Ban

Please see my response to your campaign email 'please support the call for a ban on UK sales and imports of fur'.

Wood Burners

Thank you for contacting me about wood burners and open fires.

Coronavirus: Angling

Please see my response to your email regarding angling during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Airline Bailouts

Please see my response to your email about Government financial assistance for airlines.

Iran and coronavirus.

Please see my response your email about Iran and the humanitarian support it needs during Covid-19

Idlib in Syria

Thank you for contacting me about the situation in Northwest Syria

Whips in Horse Racing

Thank you for contacting me about the use of the whip in horseracing. I too share your concern for the welfare of horses. 

Statutory Youth Services

Thank you for contacting me about the introduction of a statutory youth service.

Local authorities are responsible for allocating public funding to youth services in their area. In my view, they are best placed to understand what is required for young people in their communities.

Gamebird Battery Cages

Please click on the above title to see the response to your email about 'Gamebird Battery Cages'. 

Thank you for contacting me about the welfare of gamebirds bred for shooting.

Animal Welfare and Trade

Please click on the above title to see the response to your email about 'Animal and Welfare and Trade'. 

Thank you for contacting me about animal welfare standards and the UK’s trade policy.

NHS & Trade Agreements

Please click on the above title to see the response to your email about the 'NHS & Trade Agreements'. 

Thank you for contacting me about the NHS and international trade.

Antibiotics in Farming

Please click on the above title to see the response to your email about 'Antibiotics in Farming'. 

Thank you for contacting me about antibiotics in farming. 

Pensions Overseas

Please click on the above title to see the response to your email about 'Pensions Overseas'. 

Thank you for contacting me about increases in the State Pension for those living abroad.

Homelessness

Please click on the above title to see the response to your email about 'Homelessness'. 

Thank you for contacting me about homelessness.

Affordable Housing

Please click on the above title to see the response to your email about 'Affordable Housing'. 

Thank you for contacting me about affordable housing.

EDM 225 (Settlements)

Please click on the above title to see the response to your email about 'EDM 225'. 

Thank you for contacting me about EDM 225: International law and trade with illegal Israeli settlements.

Abortion in Northern Ireland

Please click on the above title to see the response to your email about 'Abortions in Northern Ireland'.

Thank you for contacting me about abortion in Northern Ireland.

EU Transition Period

Please click on the above title to see the response to your email about the 'EU Transition Period'. 

Thank you for contacting me about the transition period.

Stop the Service Charge

Please click on the above title to see the response to your email about 'Stopping the Service Charge'. 

Thank you for contacting me about Commonwealth soldiers and citizenship fees.