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Brexit Update

As Parliament enters the Christmas recess, the complications from the Referendum result are still unresolved.

Brexit Update

The Prime Minister has attended the European Council and engaged in further discussions with the EU in relation to the Withdrawal Agreement. We are anticipating a further Statement from Mrs May on Monday and I will write again after that. 

Brexit Update

Yesterday’s vote on the Conservative Party leadership was important, but a distraction from the main point.

Confidence Vote

In tonight’s confidence vote on PM Theresa May, I shall be voting for the Prime Minister.

Road safety debate and horse riders

Updated 11 December 2018:

Please find below the letter from the Transport Minister.


Many thanks for the emails I have received recently about horse riders and the Highway Code review, along with the debate on road safety which was held on 5 November.

Brexit Update

The last few days have not surprisingly produced significant interest in the Brexit debate before this week’s expected vote in Parliament. 

Agriculture Bill and animal welfare

A number of constituents have been in touch about the Agriculture Bill and amendments relating to animal welfare standards and the UK's trade policy.

Trophy hunting imports and EDM 1829

I appreciate the emails I have received from constituents about trophy hunting imports and asking me to sign Early Day Motion 1829.  As a Government Minister I cannot, by convention, sign any Early Day Motions but I do understand the concerns that have been raised.  It is important that we protec