[PINNED] Coronavirus: where to get information

Key information For health information and advice, read NHS pages on coronavirus: NHS.uk/coronavirus Learn about the government response to coronavirus: gov.uk/coronavirus Find the UK coronavirus dashboard here: bit.ly/UKCOVID19Dashboard Public Health England’s coronavirus campaign is here: bit.ly/PHECVCampaign The Facebook group High Wycombe Coronavirus Mutual Aid is here: bit.ly/HWCVMA Keep up to date To keep up to date with reliable UK coronavirus advice, please use this Twitter list of authoritative voices: bit.ly/CV19Voices

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Tackling Unauthorised Traveller Camps

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Yesterday evening Travellers moved onto Hughenden Park. Within a day, they have left and moved on. This swift action was possible because of the High Court injunction Wycombe District Council obtained last year after the large number of unauthorised encampments on council-owned green spaces in July and August. The injunction allowed the current Council to speed-up the process of removing the Travellers. Last year I discussed the issue of Travellers with the Home Secretary, and again in May this year […]


The Government’s ‘New Deal’

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We’re investing massively in education with over £14bn for primary and secondary education between now and 2023. We’re cracking down on the crime that blights too many streets and too many lives. We will build back a greener, more beautiful Britain. We will build better roads, rail and transport infrastructure. We will strengthen that incredible partnership between our four nations and drive economic growth in all parts of the country. We will build fantastic new homes to help young people […]

Support for Workers in the Aviation Industry

I, along with a group of cross-party MPs, have written a letter to the Chancellor urging him to agree a customised and flexible extension to the furlough scheme for the aviation, travel and tourism industries. I know many people living in Wycombe who work for British Airways have been in touch with me concerned about the uncertainty they face. The letter has been organised by Henry Smith MP and The Future of Aviation Group. In the letter, we call on the […]

Black Lives Matter.

Black lives matter. I cannot think of anyone who disagrees. And while it would be easy to reply, “all lives matter”, that would be a disservice to the thousands of people who have legitimate grievances about racism. That those grievances evidently continue today, after ten years of the Equality Act, is deeply troubling.  With mounting concern, I have been listening carefully to Black British people. It is clear the Conservative Party needs to move beyond our proud record of establishing […]

Buckinghamshire Recovery Investment Fund

As we recover from Coronavirus, I want Wycombe to bounce back better. That’s why I’m backing Buckinghamshire Recovery Investment Fund from Bucks Business First, Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Buckinghamshire Council. New grants of between £3,000 and £120,000 are now available to support businesses in Buckinghamshire looking to invest in resilience, repurposing or recovery initiatives as they prepare to overcome the challenges presented by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. The Buckinghamshire Recovery Investment Fund, provided by Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), is part of a […]

Support for the Aviation Sector

Back is May I took part in an aviation engagement session with the Department for Transport to raise concerns sent to me by my constituents about the future of the industry and the effect of the Coronavirus lockdown. Following this meeting, the Minister for Aviation, Maritime and Security wrote to me. She outlined how the aviation sector plays a key role in our future as a global trading nation, as well as playing a critical role in local economies. The […]

Protecting jobs, businesses and livelihoods as we begin to kickstart our economy

The Governments top priority has always been to support people, protect jobs and businesses through this crisis. The furlough and self-employment schemes have been a lifeline for millions of people and businesses. Moving into the next phase of our response, the Government are focussed on not just on saving lives, but also saving livelihoods. As we begin to re-open our country and kickstart our economy, these schemes will adjust to ensure those who are able to work can do so, […]

Update on lockdown measures

From Monday, a carefully designed package of measures will come into force as we being to carefully ease some lockdown measures. But it is vital that everyone continues to stay alert, to control the virus and save lives. Thanks to the dedication of the British public, alongside the continued hard work of our NHS, that we are able today to move to step two of our recovery strategy and begin to carefully ease some lockdown measures.   But we must […]

Burning Linux ISOs on Mac OS X

There is a tedious problem with some Linux disc images on Mac OS X. When you try to mount them using Finder, the error is ” “No Mountable File Systems”. I have not established the detail of why. However, this answer in Apple discussion forums explains how to use Terminal to mount and explore a Linux ISO using hdiutil. Ultimately, I discovered the answer is very simple: Download your preferred Linux ISO. Run “hdiutil burn YOUR_ISO.iso” in a terminal. The result […]


Update from the Prime Minister on our fight against the coronavirus

Good evening, Before I set out our next steps in the fight against the coronavirus, let me update you on the latest data: 3,918,079 tests for coronavirus have now been carried out in the UK, including 119,587 tests carried out yesterday; 269,127 people have tested positive, that’s an increase of 1,887 cases since yesterday; 8,560 people are in hospital with coronavirus, down 11% from 9,607 this time last week. And sadly, of those tested positive for coronavirus, across all settings, […]