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

  • 28 Jan 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about child marriage.

    Ending child, early and forced marriage must remain a high priority: it is shocking that more than 700 million girls and women alive today were married as children. While the practice of child marriage has slowly been declining, particularly for girls under 15, continued global action is essential if it is to be.... Read more...


  • 28 Jan 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the “Clear Access, Clear Waters” campaign.

    I am enthusiastic about promoting sport and recreation in the countryside, and understand the positive benefits outdoor activities can have both physically and mentally. However, I am also mindful of the rights of communities and people who live or work on land adjoining water, and of .... Read more...


  • 27 Jan 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about electric vehicles.

    Electric vehicles will play a crucial role in helping the UK to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

    The Government launched The Road to Zero in 2018, its strategy on the transition to zero emission road transport, including that all new cars and vans will be effectively zero emission by 2040. .... Read more...


  • 27 Jan 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about alcohol and beer duty.

    In 2013, the Government took the decision to end the beer duty escalator, and beer duty has been frozen or cut several times since then. Duty on spirits has been frozen over the past two years. I have spoken with colleagues at the Treasury, who assure me that as a result of these changes, a typical pint .... Read more...


  • 27 Jan 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about infant feeding.

    I recognise that breastfeeding is a personal choice for each woman to make and that not all mothers are able to or choose to breastfeed.

    It is widely agreed that breastfeeding delivers significant health benefits to new-born babies, and promotes strong bonds between mother and baby. It provides the chi.... Read more...


  • 27 Jan 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the review of HS2.

    I believe that transport infrastructure, if implemented effectively, can drive economic growth and redistribute opportunity by supporting towns and cities around the UK. It is only right, however, that infrastructure projects which involve significant amounts of taxpayer funding should be subject to continuou.... Read more...


  • 27 Jan 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about Huawei’s potential involvement in the UK’s rollout of 5G.

    Widespread deployment of 5G and full fibre networks is a primary objective of Government policy. However, this must not be achieved in a way that compromises our national security and I know there are concerns about whether Huawei is a suitable company to be involved in .... Read more...


  • 22 Jan 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign.

    I agree that raising awareness of menopause and its signs and symptoms is vitally important. PSHE and Biology curriculums cover puberty in detail, but do not address the menopause stage to a similar level, meaning that many women go through the menopause with limited understanding of what to e.... Read more...


  • 22 Jan 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about agreeing a trade deal between the UK and the EU.

    The UK will leave the EU on 31 January. An implementation period will follow during which the UK and the EU will negotiate an agreement on their future relationship. The  manifesto I stood on was clear that the implementation period would not be extended beyond December 2020.... Read more...


  • 22 Jan 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about Flybe.

    Regional air carriers and airports play a vital role in providing connectivity for communities, regions and nations across the United Kingdom. Flybe is Europe’s largest regional carrier and flies many important regional routes within the UK.

    The Government is committed to levelling up all regions of the UK and .... Read more...


  • 22 Jan 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about Air Passenger Duty (APD).

    The rates for short-haul APD were frozen in 2017 and 2018, which benefitted 80 per cent of passengers, including all British holidaymakers travelling to Europe and most of north Africa.

    Furthermore, it remains the case that children are exempted from APD providing they are travelling in econo.... Read more...


  • 22 Jan 2020

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for contacting me about homelessness.

    I firmly believe that just one person without a roof over their head is one too many, and it is vitally important that the most vulnerable people in society, including homeless people and rough sleepers, are helped to get their lives back on track. That is why I am pleased that £263 million was announced in Decemb.... Read more...






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