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

  • 14 Oct 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about animal cruelty sentencing.

    There is no place in this country for animal cruelty, and we must ensure that those who abuse animals are met with the full force of the law. I am therefore pleased that the Government remains committed to introducing legislation which will increase maximum sentences for animal cruelty from six months to .... Read more...


  • 14 Oct 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the situation in Hong Kong.

    The UK takes extremely seriously its longstanding duty to uphold the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. It is a legally binding treaty, registered with the UN, and remains in force until 2047. It is important that the basic freedoms enshrined in the Sino-British Joint Declaration a.... Read more...


  • 11 Oct 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the NHS and international trade.

    Like you, I cherish our National Health Service and the role it plays in ensuring that no-one is denied medical treatment because they cannot afford it. The Government has been repeatedly clear that our NHS will never be on the table in any trade negotiations, a position I fully support.

    .... Read more...

  • 11 Oct 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for your e-mail.

    The recent Supreme Court ruling on the prorogation of Parliament went against the Government.  The full effect of that judgement will become clearer in time but the immediate consequence was that Parliament reconvened at the earliest opportunity – with the full support of the Government.  The Attorney General put it very wel.... Read more...


  • 02 Oct 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the welfare of farm animals.

    I understand your concerns on this matter. I am proud that the UK has some of the highest standards of animal welfare in the world. There is comprehensive legislation to uphold these standards, as well as guidance on how best to protect the welfare of specific animals living on farms, such as hens, pigs.... Read more...


  • 02 Oct 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about regulation of the press.

    On a personal level, I have a huge amount of sympathy for Ben Stokes and Gareth Thomas. I can only imagine how difficult it would be to re-live a family tragedy in the public eye, or to feel forced into revealing extremely personal information. Stokes and Thomas are British sporting heroes and we are al.... Read more...


  • 30 Sep 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about Parkinson’s disease. I agree that it is important to ensure that people with Parkinson’s disease are able to access the necessary treatment to live a fulfilled and independent life.

    There is already an extensive system of prescription charge exemptions in England. This includes provision for people on low incomes who can apply .... Read more...


  • 30 Sep 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the UK’s relationship with Saudi Arabia.

    Saudi Arabia remains a human rights priority country for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, particularly because of the use of the death penalty, women’s rights and restrictions on freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion or belief. It is right that the UK Gov.... Read more...


  • 27 Sep 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about EU citizens’ access to NHS services in the event of a no-deal exit.

    I want to reassure you that NHS services absolutely will continue to be freely accessible for citizens from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland living lawfully in the UK on or before exit day (31st October 2019), as they are now.

    In.... Read more...


  • 26 Sep 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about environmental standards and the UK’s trade policy.

    I firmly believe in protecting both the UK’s vibrant ecosystem and the natural environment worldwide. That is why I welcome the Government’s very clear commitment that future trade agreements must uphold our high environmental standards. Ministers have made clear these standard.... Read more...


  • 26 Sep 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about fracking.

    I hope to be able to offer reassurances over your concerns about any health impacts of fracking.

    The UK has world-class, independent regulators, including the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive. These regulators have undertaken extensive work and study into the field and are responsible f.... Read more...


  • 23 Sep 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the UK’s support for vaccinations for the world’s poorest.

    Good health is valuable not only in its own right, but in contributing to the prosperity and stability of developing countries, lifting people out of poverty. Immunisation is one of the most cost-effective ways of improving living standards, health and economies: for ev.... Read more...






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