Campaign Responses

I receive a lot of standard emails which are pre-scripted by campaign websites and organisations. I do collect, read and consider these emails but, given the volume, I do not always reply to them individually. I do, however, post my response to the issue raised here.

Where it is of a wider public interest, I will also raise with the relevant Minister and update this page accordingly once I have their response.

My responses:

Ukraine conflict

Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine is an unprovoked attack on a sovereign, democratic nation.

The Elections Act

The Elections Bill has now received Royal Assent, this means it is now an Act of Parliament. The Act is designed to boost the integrity and inclusivity of our electoral system. To summarise, the Act:

Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Act

The Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts (PCSC) Act contains some important measures to tackle some of the most pernicious crimes and create a more efficient criminal justice system. Some of the key measures the Act contains are: 

Review of the Gambling Act and Horse Racing

The Horse Racing industry is an important aspect of West Berkshire’s rural economy and culture and I understand that some in the industry may have concerns about the impact of the review of the Gambling Act.

Fur & Foie Gras

The production of foie gras from ducks or geese using force feeding raises serious welfare concerns.

Health and 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.

Beer Duty and Pubs

Pubs are an important community asset across Newbury and our surrounding villages, but I am very aware of the challenges they have faced during the Covid-19 pandemic and as restrictions have loosened.

Online Safety Bill

When Facebook has more subscribers than Christianity, it is hard to deny the significance and reach of social media companies and the online world more widely.

The Energy Security Strategy

As a Vice-Chair of the Environment APPG and a member of the Conservative Environment Network, a caucus of Conservative politicians with an interest in our environment, I appreciate the questions are thoughts many constituents have on the Government's energy policy

Nationality and Borders Act

The United Kingdom has a proud history of supporting those in need of protection; our resettlement programmes have provided safe and legal routes to better futures for hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe.