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 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 power has been in place for more than a hundred years, including throughout Labour Governments.   With regret, reckless and irresponsible politicians and opponents of the Government and mine have been telling lies about Clause 9 of the Nationality 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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Today’s motion on the renewal of the Coronavirus Act 2020


Today, the House of Commons will vote on whether to renew the remaining temporary provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020, required every six months under the terms of the Act.   In each renewal vote so far, no amendments have been accepted by the Speaker due to the wording of the motion.   The Coronavirus Act gave the Government sweeping powers to introduce measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic such as closing businesses, schools and restricting gatherings. The powers to do these things under the Coronavirus Act […]

Conference Recess round-up #Working4Wycombe


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As we return from Conference Recess, which lasted for about three weeks, I would like to share with my constituents what I have been up to #Working4Wycombe:

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Relieved to see Pakistan off the Red List for international travel after making many representations to ministers Argued for the Universal Credit uplift as a Spending Review priority Met the Food Foundation to discuss how to tackle food insecurity Visited Wycombe Heights Golf Centre to support their recovery from lockdowns and restrictions, and to discuss the hospitality sector Heard National Farmers Union representations on seasonal agricultural work and tabled an oral […]

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