Articles by: Steve Baker

Path across a cornfield

My real views on Net Zero

I am honoured to have a campaign dedicated to opposing me over my work on the cost of Net Zero. It is a pity though that they don’t engage with my actual views, or the realities we face, such as the cost of living for the hard-pressed people of Wycombe: […]

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Same old Labour

Yesterday, the Chancellor set out new official costings which reveal that spending promises made by Labour equate to a £38.5 billion blackhole, meaning Labour would have to raise taxes by £2,094 over the next four years on every working family in Britain. This is the same old Labour party – […]

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Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it

Besides, as the vilest Writer has his Readers, so the greatest Liar has his Believers; and it often happens, that if a Lie be believ’d only for an Hour, it has done its Work, and there is no farther occasion for it. Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it; so that when Men come to be undeceiv’d, it is too late; the Jest is over, and the Tale has had its Effect…

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Criminal Justice Bill – Tougher Sentences, More Police Powers, Cracking Down on Anti-Social Behaviour

Many Wycombe residents, understandably, remain concerned about crime, particularly anti-social behaviour and rural crime. I regularly speak to and work with our Conservative Party Police & Crime Commissioner Matthew Barber on local crime issues. Thanks to the concerted efforts of both the Government and Thames Valley Police, in the Thames […]

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Update from Westminster – Criminal Justice Bill

Next week, MPs will debate and vote on the Criminal Justice Bill at its Report stage.  The 2019 Conservative Party Manifesto on which I was elected pledged to back our police and criminal justice system with tougher sentences, and more powers to tackle knife and drug-related crime. This Bill delivers […]

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My Response to Intimidation in Public Life

Following what I regard as gaslighting over the recent incident in Pinetrees, I want to be very clear with my political opponents. If someone seeks me out on the street and pursues me, videoing, then they can expect me to video them back for evidence. I will also publish the […]

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House of Commons prayer card reading "Wycombe"

Misconceptions about my position on Gaza

I very much regret that some local people are dissatisfied with the Government’s position on Gaza. While we may disagree on the policy, I have made many representations to Ministers – including the Prime Minister and his team – to ensure that constituents’ views are understood. I am certain we […]

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Prayer card in the House of Commons reading "Wycombe"

General Election Pledges Statement

Prior to any General Election, all candidates standing receive many requests to pledge their support for national policy issues. Many of these causes are noble and I will wish to support them. However, main party candidates at General Elections stand on their party’s manifestos – the programme of policies that […]

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