UK Fishing Policy and EU exit

Our waters are a precious natural resource and they must be managed carefully. The future of the communities that earn their livelihoods from the sea and the biodiversity of the ocean depends on a balanced and considered approach to fisheries management.

George Floyd and BLM

I have received a wide range of views and differing comments from constituents regarding the death of George Floyd, the subsequent riots, other issues that have arisen since and I thought it best to address some of these concerns here on my webpage.

The Death of Belly Mujinga

Whilst it is important our transport system continues to function throughout this pandemic, it is also absolutely essential we keep all our transport staff safe. I was saddened to hear of the death of Belly Mujinga, and my thoughts are with her family and loves ones who mourn her death.

Section 21 Evictions

I very much appreciate the vital role that landlords play in the housing market by providing homes for 4.6 million households in the private rented sector.

Brexit Extension

A number of constituents have contacted me regarding their concerns, that in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the transition period, originally timetabled to end on 31st December should be extended.

Brexit Update: On No Deal

I want to make it clear that I do not want to leave the EU without a deal. It is not my preferred option and I would rather leave with an agreement. The terms of the existing Withdrawal Agreement in its current form are, however, unacceptable to Parliament.

Returning foreign fighters and banning Hezbollah

“My position is clear further to the publicity around Shamina Begum.  Anyone who has left the UK to support terrorist organisations - organisations that seek to cause harm to our citizens and sow hate in our country - is not welcome here.

My response to the draft EU Withdrawal Agreement

      I have waited until the Prime Minister's 'Deal' has reached what seems to be an unalterable point - having been agreed by the EU Council - before responding to you in order to be as definitive as possible.