Articles by: Steve Baker

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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Plan for water

We are Taking Action to Protect our Waterways

I know an area of acute local interest is the condition of our waterways. We are blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the country, and it is incumbent on us all to ensure that our rivers and waterways are maintained. Of course, none of us want to […]

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Improving Healthcare Outcomes for All in Wycombe

Last week, it was announced that the Wycombe Elective Surgical Centre (WESC) had been nominated by the regional NHS team for the prestigious national surgical hub accreditation program. I was glad to visit Wycombe Hospital to discuss the announcement with doctors there and the many positives it will bring to […]

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