My Statement on the Threatened Closure of High Wycombe’s Driving Test Centre – 27 April 2022


I was extremely disappointed to be informed last week about the threatened closure, once again, of High Wycombe’s Driving Test Centre. Having been through this before, just over a year ago, I remain determined for High Wycombe to maintain driving tests for the thousands of learner drivers in our town. It is essential we have driving tests in High Wycombe, which is why I was thrilled to help secure the lease of the test centre at Cressex Business Park since […]

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The Expiry of the Coronavirus Act


The Prime Minister has stated that he will allow all remaining temporary provisions of the Coronavirus Act to expire on 25 March 2022 as is written into the Coronavirus Act. I welcome this announcement. There has been a great deal of confusion about the Coronavirus Act and how the Government has used it. The Coronavirus Act did give the Government sweeping powers to introduce measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic such as closing businesses, schools, and restricting gatherings. However, […]

My Letter to Buckinghamshire Council on the Local Plan


Buckinghamshire Council’s Local Plan will shape future development in Wycombe for years to come. The Plan is currently at an early stage of the consultation. I have written to Ian Thompson, Corporate Director of Planning, Growth and Sustainability at Buckinghamshire Council, setting out my position on a range of issues. I strongly encourage all of my constituents to take part in the consultation so that your voices are heard and can shape the future of our area. The consultation can […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Met with the International Trade Secretary to make representations on behalf of #Wycombe businesses Heard from #Wycombe GP surgeries about the introduction of link workers to support local people Stood against Islamophobia and raised the contributions of British Muslims in #Wycombe at a debate on Islamophobia Awareness Month in the House of Commons Formally presented a petition to the House of Commons on behalf of the Pine Trees Residents’ Association Raised […]

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The Nationality and Borders Bill: Clause 9


I know people are concerned about Clause 9 in the Nationality and Borders Bill; the full text can be found here: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/58-02/0187/210187v1.pdf Or, a summary of the bill can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-and-borders-bill-deprivation-of-citizenship-factsheet/nationality-and-borders-bill-deprivation-of-citizenship-factsheet This summary includes the main reasons for depriving citizenship as well as outlining the changes to the existing powers. In order to protect this country, the Home Secretary has the power to deprive someone of their British citizenship where it would not render them stateless. This is not a new bill and […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Spoke in a House of Commons debate on Nightclub Safety, focusing on the grave horror of spiking Paid tribute to Bucks Council’s Helping Hand Scheme and implored the Government to equip councils to provide local people with the help they need Spoke to West Wycombe school during their morning assembly and read stories to the children Received a petition from a representative of the Pine Trees Residents’ Association and will present […]

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The Support Available to Those on Low Incomes


I know how much difficulty Covid has caused people in Wycombe and across our country. Alongside the awful health implications of Covid, cycles of lockdowns and restrictions have meant that the Government has borrowed £350 billion to help and support families and businesses through Covid. This may have been the right thing to do at the time, but it is clearly unsustainable if we are to prosper as a country. While some of the schemes introduced to support individuals and families through Covid […]

Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Met with Bucks Fire Authority for an update on their work protecting #Wycombe Met with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to argue for better public services in #Wycombe Celebrated #Diwali, the celebration of light and colour, with my constituents Called on those who are able to donate to Wycombe Homeless Connection’s Winter Appeal, to make sure no one has to sleep rough this winter Met with Dr Evans-Lacko of the […]

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My response to the Lords Amendment to the Environment Bill – 20 October 2021


Thank you for contacting me about the Lords Amendment to the Environment Bill regarding storm overflows and sewage in our rivers. Of course no one wants sewage entering our precious waterways – I certainly do not. I think given the controversy stoked up about this vote, that bears repeating: neither I nor anyone else who cares for our environment approves of sewage entering our rivers. I regret that once again public opinion has been inflamed over a vote on an […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Broadcasted live on our great radio station ‘Wycombe Sound’ to reflect with Bob Johnson on the exemplary life of Sir David Amess MP Reflected on the huge loss of James Brokenshire MP to his family, friends and the nation Raised concerns about the costs of renewable energy and the importance of ensuring the Government’s energy strategy is transparent and accountable Made a speech in Parliament highlighting the costs of lockdown and […]

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