Campaigns

Northampton Libraries

The situation of public libraries is a difficult matter involving acute pressures on Northamptonshire County Council budgets which also affect provisions of children and adults’ social care services, but please be assured many of us are trying our best to find a solution.

Animal sentience

I am committed to the very highest standards of animal welfare, and to making the UK a world leader in the field. It concerns me that some have suggested the vote my colleagues and I cast on New Clause 30 of the EU Withdrawal Bill somehow signaled a weakening in the protection of animals.

Universal credit rollout

The objective of Universal Credit is to improve and provide a more efficient access to the welfare system in Britain. At the core of this reform stands the idea that any work should pay.

Arms sales (Saudia Arabia)

First and foremost, I want to assure you that the UK has one of the most rigorous licensing regimes in the world.

Neonicotinoid insecticides and bees

I believe that bees as well as other pollinators are very significant in our food industry play a crucial role in safeguarding our environment. The UK Government has done a lot of work in the past years to protect the bees.

Scrap the cap campaign

The NHS system relies on the dedication and skills of doctors, nurses and staff to attend to the vast number of patients in the UK and it is only through their commitment and specialist knowledge that it succeeds.

The Repeal Bill

The Repeal Bill has been introduced as a means to protect both businesses and individuals from any disruption during Brexit. I fully support this initiative and I think it is crucial that we use such mechanisms to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Royal British Legion 2017 Manifesto

I recognise the valuable contribution made by Armed Forces personnel and their families and the many sacrifices made through their service in keeping Britain safe.

Bring Nazanin and Kamal home

I am deeply concerned about the detention of Nazanin Zaghari-Racliffe and Kamal Foroughi and I can assure you I am following the development of the events up close. Protection of human rights and free speech are issues of utmost importance to me.