CAMPAIGN CORRESPONDENCE

Every day, I receive a large volume of campaign cards, letters and emails from constituents concerned about a huge variety of issues. While individual constituency enquiries will be answered by email or letter the growth in the volume of generic campaign correspondence now being received means that I no longer respond to this individually - the time this saves is very significant and is spent addressing the considerable and often complex individual casework that I receive. I take all generic campaign emails/letters very seriously - I have posted my responses to these below. Thank you.

Latest Campaign Letter Responses

  • 01 Apr 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about antibiotics in farming.

    Antibiotic resistance is the biggest threat to modern medicine and we must act now to help keep antibiotics effective for future generations.

    The Government has long promoted the responsible use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine, working closely with the farming industry and the veterinary professi.... Read more...


  • 19 Mar 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about Israeli settlements and EDM 225.

    The UK's position on Israeli settlements is clear. Settlements are illegal under international law and damaging to renewed efforts to launch peace negotiations. 

    I firmly believe that the international community must redouble its efforts to support a comprehensive peace agreement that del.... Read more...


  • 19 Mar 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about school uniform.

    Ultimately it is for the school's governing body to decide whether there should be a school uniform in place. However, I know that colleagues in the Department for Education strongly encourage schools to have a uniform as it can play a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of a school and setting an appropriate.... Read more...


  • 18 Mar 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about deforestation, food and the Environment Bill.

    I am proud of our country's history of supporting action to combat deforestation. The Government's 25 Year Environment Plan sets out work to protect the world's forests, support sustainable agriculture and move towards zero-deforestation supply chains.

    To address the footprint of .... Read more...


  • 16 Mar 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the outbreak of the coronavirus.

    We all need to be taking the medical advice from Public Health England and the NHS seriously, and to self-isolate if we are experiencing symptoms. Perfectly healthy people may find the symptoms to be very mild and feel able to resume their regular activities, but they might be spreading coronavirus .... Read more...


  • 11 Mar 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the UK’s points-based immigration system.

    When people voted to leave the EU, they did so in the knowledge that the free movement system imposed by the EU would end. The Home Secretary has been clear that she has a particular responsibility to take back control and bring an end to free movement once and for all. To do this, the .... Read more...


  • 19 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about Fairtrade.

    Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. I fully align myself with these goals, and I think it is important that we continue to support the Fairtrade initiative.

    Between 2010 and 2018, Dep.... Read more...


  • 19 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about food safety standards and the Agriculture Bill.

    It is absolutely vital that people across the UK have confidence in the food they eat. I therefore welcome the Government’s very clear commitment that any future trade agreements must uphold the UK’s high levels of food safety, animal welfare standards, and environmental protecti.... Read more...


  • 19 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about NHS Waiting times.

    As I am sure you are aware, the Prime Minister recently announced the Government’s intention to provide the NHS with an additional £33.9 billion by 2023/24; this is the largest, longest funding settlement in the history of the NHS. This landmark investment to help secure the long term future of our NHS is ext.... Read more...


  • 18 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the Environment Bill.

    As set out in the 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment, the decision to leave the European Union has created an historic opportunity to deliver a Green Brexit, where environmental standards are not only maintained but enhanced.

    I am pleased that the Bill will ensure the environment is at the h.... Read more...


  • 18 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about domestic abuse and children.

    I believe that all our children and young people should get the best possible start in life and I want to reassure you that wide-ranging action is being taken to reduce the number of children who go through adverse childhood experiences.

    I am encouraged that the Domestic Abuse Bill was a m.... Read more...


  • 17 Feb 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the Windrush generation.

    Commonwealth citizens, like the Windrush generation, are a unique group who have built their life here and have contributed enormously to our country. I do not want anyone to be in any doubt about their right to remain here.  

    When these people came to the UK they were deemed to be .... Read more...






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