Press Statement - 26.03.19

With great sadness I resigned from the Government last night.

Having accepted the result of the Referendum, I have worked and voted consistently for the best outcome for the country and constituency, which is to leave the EU with a good arrangement for the future.

Brexit - Revoking Article 50

I have received a considerable number of emails today asking me to vote to revoke Article 50.

I am not persuaded that revoking Article 50 is the best current option.

Medicinal Cannabis

I am grateful to everyone who has contacted me about the availability of medicinal cannabis.

Brexit Update - 14th March 2019

I voted on Tuesday for the UK to leave the EU on 29 March with a deal. Unfortunately Parliament, including a number of my colleagues, did not. This meant that Parliament had to vote yesterday on whether to leave on 29 March with a deal or not.

Agriculture Bill and Food Standards

I have continued to receive emails from constituents regarding the Agriculture Bill and, in particular, food standards.


A large number of constituents have been in touch recently about animal sentience and the #Betterdealforanimals campaign.