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Modern liberal conservatism

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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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Spoke in the Elections Bill second reading in support of Voter ID and evidencing how the Bill could go further to prevent voter malpractice in our elections Met the Pakistan High Commissioner and agreed we both want Pakistan moved off the Red List for travel Continued to stand against Islamophobia in debate and explained the need for a working definition of Islamophobia Met with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to discuss the […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Created extra capacity for more work for Wycombe and on national issues by stepping back from the Treasury Select Committee and 1922 Executive Met with SV2G to discuss local Caribbean issues Visited the Barn Cafe at Turville Heath in #Wycombe to highlight a #HiddenGem Attended the Citizen’s Advice Bucks Garden Party, to celebrate their merger across the County better to support people in #Wycombe and Bucks Met with the Secretary of […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Worked through CARFE to highlight current issues with racism Led a Westminster Hall Debate on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc Visited No. 10 to discuss my plan to secure a fair vote for everyone in Wycombe & the reforms to Public Health legislation we need Contributed to a Westminster Hall Debate on research and funding into Motor Neurone Disease Spoke on GB News about vaccine passports and the two-tier society they will create […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Spoke in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill debates raising various matters and amendments Accompanied a constituent to meet the Safeguarding Minister in the Home Office to discuss women’s safety Met with Bucks Council & MPs to discuss local & county issues Continued my work with the Global Warming Policy Foundation revealing the cost of Net Zero Briefed by the Minister for Aviation on the newly introduced inbound requirements for […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Asked the Education Secretary in an Urgent Question about his Department’s progress on ending self-isolation and bubbles for students in schools and colleges Co-sponsored and spoke in the Windrush Day Debate in Parliament, putting on record how extremely proud I am of Wycombe’s Windrush Generation Met with Wycombe Police’s Superintendent to discuss crime and its prevention across our community Met with the Minister for Immigration to discuss constituent cases Met with […]

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