Campaign Responses

Pension Triple Lock

The decision to temporarily suspend the triple lock for this financial year was borne out of necessity because to do otherwise would have resulted in an exceptional and irregular outcome.  
 

Health and Social Care Bill

As you may be aware, the Health and Care Bill is the next legislative step following the Government’s Integration and Innovation White Paper. This was an important document which set out the Government’s vision for improved and integrated health and social care.
 

Universal Credit Uplift

This temporary uplift was an important element of the Government’s emergency response to the Coronavirus pandemic – taking into consideration the range of unique pressures placed on households and workplaces.  The Government was determined to save as many jobs as possible over the last 18 months

The Building Safety Bill

The Building Safety Bill introduces a new regulatory regime for high-rise buildings which will put safety first - and which sets out a very clear pathway for how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained.

Save Our Uplands

The UK's uplands are home to some of our country's most important ecosystems and have a rich heritage. The preservation and enhancement of uplands is inseparable to rising to the challenge of climate change and the Government's ambitious plan to rewild and boost biodiversity across the UK.

HS2

On balance, I do accept that HS2 is an important part of the country’s future infrastructure. From an environmental perspective I think that rail travel is crucial to reducing domestic flight travel and both HS1 and HS2 (together with the later stages of HS3 and HS4) will be integral to this.

Overseas aid

The decision on Overseas Development Aid (ODA) was a very difficult one, however I respect the basis of the Government’s decision for doing so. Spending in the last year has been unprecedented.

Plastics Dumping in Turkey

Like you, I was shocked and disappointed to see the reports of the irresponsible, and largely illegal, disposal of plastic waste in countries such as Turkey.

The Elections Bill

At its core, the Elections Bill is designed to boost the integrity and inclusivity of our electoral system. To summarise the provisions made in the Bill, it: