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General Licences for Bird Control

North East Bedfordshire MP Alistair Burt has offered his support to farmers who are calling on Natural England to overturn their decision to revoke general licence. These licences allow farmers and growers to control certain wild birds to protect livestock and crops.

Climate change

Public concern about climate change has been increasing recently and a number of constituents have contacted me about it.  I do understand the concerns that are being raised - climate change is one of the most serious long-term environmental and economic threats that this country, and the world,

'Misleading letters' - Universal Credit campaign

A number of constituents have contacted me recently about changes to the wording of the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) ‘fit notes’.  These are letters which are sent to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants' GPs and I appreciate the concerns that have been raised.  The Governm

Environment Bill

Constituents continue to contact me about the draft Environment Bill and I am grateful for the emails I have received on the #LetNatureSing and ‘Nature Needs You’ campaigns.

Govia Thameslink Railway's Passenger Benefit Fund

Govia Thameslink Rail (GTR) have today launched a £15m benefit fund with the aim of providing tangible improvements for passengers on the GTR network; following the disruption caused by the May 2018 timetable disruptions.  

More Seats and State of the Art Trains for Bedford Passengers

The Government announced this week that they have awarded the East Midlands Railway franchise to Abellio from August 2019. The company will be responsible for delivering new trains, smart ticketing and more frequent services for passengers.  

Brexit update - Parliament speaks again

I voted last night to support the Letwin-Cooper Bill which requires the Government to seek an extension to the Article 50 process and avoid a no-deal Brexit.