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“What has Steve Baker ever done for Wycombe?”


It has been an honour to work for Wycombe since I was first elected in 2010 as its MP. Whether it is running around West Wycombe, seeing a performance at the Wycombe Swan Theatre, exploring our beautiful countryside, or enjoying the culinary delights that our diverse community brings, it has been a pleasure to live in Wycombe with my wife all these years. Given I have had a large national profile over the past decade, the work I have done […]

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Update from Westminster: The Safety of Rwanda Bill


In my last Update from Westminster, I wrote about the Government’s efforts to get the Rwanda Scheme up-and-running. These were my words:  “Our community in Wycombe is a shining example in our country of the benefits that can be gained when people bring their passions and talents to our country from overseas. It is a source of great personal pride to represent a place as strong in its genuine diversity and unity as Wycombe.  “Amongst other things, local people are […]

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A look back on the past year


Christmas is a special time for many of us across Wycombe, and it provides us all with an opportunity to reflect on the year gone by. Through the challenges of the year, I have been glad to represent Wycombe and I am proud of much of what has been achieved. Not all is doom and gloom. For example, this year has seen record amounts of funding being allocated to schools in Wycombe, with over £90,000,000 being committed to improving educational […]

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Update from Westminster: Rwanda Agreement


Our community in Wycombe is a shining example in our country of the benefits that can be gained when people bring their passions and talents to our country from overseas. It is a source of great personal pride to represent a place as strong in its genuine diversity and unity as Wycombe.  Amongst other things, local people are united by their humanity and respect for the law. Ministers have made clear they will stop the illegal crossings of the English […]

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Autumn Statement – The Government is Cutting Taxes


I was pleased to attend the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday, in which he announced the biggest collection of tax cuts since the 1980s. The wellbeing of public finances affects everyone in Wycombe and across the UK, which is why three of the five promises made by the Prime Minister when he entered office were related to the economy —halving inflation, reducing government debt, and growing the economy. While, as a low-tax Conservative, I am always concerned with making sure […]

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The Government is Supporting People Back into Work


Employment rates are an important gauge of both the health of our economy and the health of our community in Wycombe. Over the summer, the BFP published an article which reported upsetting figures revealing how many people in Wycombe are seeking work, and/or require financial support from the Government, through no fault of their own. Work provides people with security and the opportunity to flourish, both in a professional capacity and within our community. Over the past few years, I […]

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Update From Westminster: The King’s Speech


On Tuesday, His Majesty The King delivered the first King’s Speech in over seventy years. The speech outlined this Conservative Government’s legislative agenda for this session of parliament. Instead of short-term politicking, Rishi Sunak’s Government has focused on taking long-term decisions to deliver a brighter future for Britain. From cutting inflation, to growing the economy, to keeping people safe and promoting our national interests, the Government is on course to deliver on its promises for people in Wycombe and across […]

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The Government is Working Hard to Cut Crime


Under this Conservative Government, overall crime in the UK excluding fraud has been falling for some time. However, and understandably so, many in Wycombe and across the UK continue to have concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour. I was pleased to see that the Thames Valley Police has recruited an additional 784 officers against a total three-year allocation of 609, and an additional £1.7 million has been provided to Thames Valley Police as a part of the Safer Street Fund, […]

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Party Politics and remaining in the Conservative Party


Some have suggested I leave the Conservative Party to either join another party or establish a new one.  I have no wish to do either and it is not something I am contemplating.  I am a Conservative because I believe the Conservative party, despite all our difficulties, embodies the best hope we have for a free and prosperous UK under responsible, far-sighted government. I will be sticking with the Conservatives, not least because I find I am in agreement with […]

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Future Elections and Party Organisation


I have received a wide range of correspondence, covering the full spectrum of opinion from remaining in the EU after all, whether with or without a further referendum, through accepting the Prime Minister’s deal to leaving without a Withdrawal Agreement and trading on WTO terms.  People have said I should vote to to represent their view, rather than my own, notwithstanding the reality that voters in Wycombe have expressed every conceivable opinion on the way forward.  This goes to the […]

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