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Modern liberal conservatism

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Volcano Eruption: La Soufrière


A volcanic eruption has blanketed the Caribbean islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in ash and smoke and forced thousands of people out of their homes. The BBC has documented the events in an article here. I know this is a terribly worrying time for people in Wycombe with family, friends and property on the island. That is why I I continue to be on hand to support St. Vincent and the Grenadines during this time: On 10th April, I asked ministers […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Briefed by the Minister for Covid Vaccine Deployment Observed a minute’s silence to reflect on & mark the anniversary of the first national lockdown Met with the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care to discuss the future of public health Supported the APPG Mutuals inquiry into demutualisation Attended the YMCA Parliamentary Patrons briefing Scrutinised and sought to improve Govt coronavirus legislation Briefed by Health Minister on the roadmap & […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Spoke up for petitioners against Covid Status Certification. You can watch some clips from my speech on my Twitter Scrutinised National Savings & Investment at Treasury Committee Met with Bucks Council & MPs to discuss local & county issues Briefed by the Minister for Covid Vaccine Deployment Attended Bucks Council Rural Forum Supported the APPG Mutuals inquiry into demutualisation Celebrated St Patrick’s Day with the Embassy of Ireland & the APPG […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Questioned the Chancellor about Budget 2021 & how it will affect my constituents in Wycombe Met with the Minister for Employment to discuss the Kickstart Scheme & Plan for Jobs Met with the Education Secretary with the 1922 Committee and raised London pay Met with the Health Secretary to discuss the future of the NHS & the Health and Care Bill Briefed by the Minister for Covid Vaccine Deployment Briefed by […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Supported DVSA to provide a new driving test centre in High Wycombe Met with the Conservative Party Chairman Met the Chancellor of the Exchequer with the 1922 Committee Met with the Minister for Covid Vaccine Deployment Briefed by the Office for Budget Responsibility on our economic and fiscal outlook Met with local businesses, Bucks Business First and the Minister for Tourism & Sport for him to answer questions and help businesses […]

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Coronavirus and wellbeing – we need checks and balances


A leading group of academics from LSE, including former Cabinet Secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell, have today published a report which concludes that the Government’s response to Covid has “been dictated by concerns for lives lost from COVID-19, which represent far too narrow a focus for a full impact assessment.” “Shaping the post-Covid World: Moving towards wellbeing over the lifetime as the unit of analysis in policy” (link below) says that “any policy intervention requires us to capture and quantify all […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Met the PM about the Roadmap; asked about vaccine passports Met the Minister for Covid Vaccine Deployment with the 1922 Committee Met Health Sec & Dep Chief Medical Officer on Covid-19 data and vaccines In the debate on Covid-19, asked for a new Public Health Act & better modelling Worked through the Covid Recovery Group to beat the disease and reclaim our lives Scrutinised the Governor of the Bank of England […]

Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Urged ministers to prioritise the funding of Bucks Fire & Rescue Service in the Local Government Funding Debate. You can read my speech in Hansard here Wrote to the Transport Minister to follow up on questions from last week’s Adjournment Debate on driving tests in High Wycombe. I have published my letter to the minister on my Facebook here Launched the report, ‘Rising to the Challenge – A Community’s Response to […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe:  Secured the future of driving tests in High Wycombe. You can watch the Adjournment Debate I led in full here: https://www.facebook.com/SteveBakerWycombe/videos/757902101486418 Welcomed £12m of investment in our high street. You can read about what this substantial funding will do for High Wycombe in another blog post here: https://www.stevebaker.info/2021/02/debate-on-the-towns-fund/ Stood with the President of Azad Kashmir & the Pakistan High Commissioner on Kashmir Solidarity Day Supported #WorldCancerDay with Cancer Research UK. Read […]

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Vaccine passports


Following today’s news about vaccine passports: In recent months, the Government has repeatedly denied it is looking at vaccine passports, despite The Telegraph reporting lots of evidence to the contrary. Now James Cleverly appears to have confirmed @elliotttimes piece that they are indeed happening. Go figure… — Harry Yorke (@HarryYorke1) February 5, 2021 Steve Baker MP said, I’m alarmed by the present lack of clarity about vaccine passports as well as the poor level of communication by Government on what […]

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