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Voter ID

I am grateful for all the emails I have received from constituents regarding proposals to introduce Voter ID.


Several constituents have written to me in the last couple of years about the availability of Orkambi for those with cystic fibrosis and I have raised their concerns with the Department of Health and Social Care.


I have received a number of emails about HS2.
I support the construction of HS2, which I believe would increase capacity on our rail network, better connect the biggest cities, and generate jobs and economic growth.

Brexit - NHS & US trade deals

I have received a number of emails from constituents who have signed the ‘Keep Our NHS Public’ petition about the NHS and international trade once we have left the EU.

Bovine TB Strategy

A number of constituents have contacted me in recent weeks about controlling the spread of bovine TB.

Bovine TB is one of the greatest animal health threats to the UK. It not only has a devastating impact on our beef and dairy farms, but costs taxpayers £100 million each year.

Environment Bill

Constituents may be interested to read more about the new Environment Bill which has been introduced today and I attach a letter from the Environment Secretary:

Dear Colleague,

End the Cage Age and Animal Sentience

Thank you to those constituents who have contacted me recently about the welfare of farm animals and animal sentience.  I do understand the concerns that have been raised.