Westminster News

Dissolution of Parliament

Much of the content on this website was established while I was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved there are no MPs until after the General Election on 12 December 2019.

Brexit Update

It has always been my clear aim that I want us to leave the EU with a deal. The terms of the existing Withdrawal Agreement in its current form are, however, unacceptable to Parliament. MPs have rejected it on three occasions, along with a number of other options put in front of them.

 

Statement on Prorogation of Parliament and the Supreme Court's decision

Let me start by stating that I have the upmost respect for the judicial process and the rule of law. The Government has confirmed that it will abide by the judgement, something that was never in doubt, while respectfully disagreeing with the Supreme Court’s decision.

 

Local MP welcomes Spending Review

I am delighted that this Spending Round is continuing to support people’s priorities. Investing in our schools, NHS, defence and hiring more police officers is what my constituents tell me they want.

Tackling climate change and preserving the environment

I am pleased that a great deal of work has and is being done to tackle climate change and preserve our environment by Government. It’s an agenda I have been involved with and I wanted to update you on some of the progress.

Bury St Edmunds MP meets Minister for Courts and Legal Aid

I recently met with Paul Maynard, Minister for Courts and Legal Aid at the Ministry of Justice, and Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk to discuss concerns about access to justice in Bury St Edmunds.