Campaign Responses

The Emergency Use of Neonicotinoid Insecticides

It is my understanding that the use of such insecticides has been approved by DEFRA for emergency usage under powers governed by former EU laws which the UK has now transferred into domestic legislation.

Hen Harriers

Like many of you, I believe that it is essential our wildlife is properly protected, and anyone involved in game management must respect the country’s conservation laws which are amongst the toughest in the world.


Thank you for getting in touch about foreign super trawler activities in UK waters, including Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).


Establishing a Food standards Commission

I have long made clear my opposition to low animal welfare imports and this was a commitment of the Conservative election manifesto. It would be bad for animals and bad for farmers to be undercut by overseas competitors who cut costs by reducing standards.

British Nature

Like many of my constituents, I am determined to see a legislative framework which ensures that government policy puts our environment and sustainability first.

Access to Clear Waterways

I strongly believe that accessibility to quality waterways carries with it major advantages. Our waterways offer not only a place for people to enjoy a more natural environment, but are often used as hubs for other sporting and social activities.

Clean Up Newbury's Air

You are right to say that poor air quality affects us all. Tackling head on the biggest environmental threat to our health is a major priority for me as your MP and this Government.

Animal Cruelty Sentencing

Protecting our environment is one of my main priorities as your MP, and I am pleased that the UK has some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world.

Beer Duty and Pubs

I know the value of our local pubs, not just in Newbury, but also in our surrounding villages.

Protect the Oceans

Thank you for taking the time to write to me about protecting our oceans from a number of existing threats.