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Brexit Update

The Prime Minister has worked extremely hard in a difficult negotiation to get an agreement which is useful to the UK and the EU.

Fixed odds betting terminals

I share the concerns that have been raised with me about the level of harm caused by fixed odds betting terminals.  The Government has always been clear that protecting vulnerable people is the prime concern, but that as a responsible government it is also right to take the needs of those employe

Environment Bill

I firmly believe in protecting both the UK's vibrant ecosystem and the natural environment worldwide. Ministers will introduce the first Environment Bill in over 20 years, establishing a world-leading body to hold government to account.

People's Vote/Second Referendum

Since the Referendum I have held to a promise made to my electorate at the time that I would accept the result, and work with the Government to implement it, as effectively as possible.

Protection of Pollinators Bill

Thank you to those constituents who have contacted me about the Protection of Pollinators Bill and measures to protect bees.  As you may now know, the Bill was withdrawn by its sponsor, Ben Bradley MP, following an announcement by the Environment Secretary to provide funding to support pollinator

Solar Power

Thank you for contacting me about export tariff payments for rooftop solar installations.

NCT's #HiddenHalf Campaign

I am grateful to everyone who has emailed me recently about new mothers' mental health.

Tax to fund the NHS

A large number of constituents have written in the run-up to the Budget to ask me that the cash settlement for the NHS that was set out in June should be funded by a fair tax rise. 

Shale Gas and Fracking

I know some constituents are concerned about fracking and shale gas - and it has been prominent in the news this week.  I did write about this in September, but this is a short update.  I cannot attend the debate this week as I will be involved in Ministerial meetings.

Environment Bill

I have had a number of emails and letters regarding the Environment Bill - there are a lot of environmental issues ongoing, but I wanted to give you a brief outline of where the Government is at this time.