Campaign Responses

Constituents regularly contact me regarding a range of issues, I always endeavor to respond directly to those who take the time to get in touch as a priority. However, my campaign responses will be published here in due course. If you can't find what you are looking for, or if would like to contact me about a particular campaign, you can do so by visiting my contact page.

Long Live the Local Campaign on Beer Duty

In 2013, the Government took the decision to end the beer duty escalator, and beer duty has been frozen or cut several times since then. Duty on spirits has been frozen over the past two years.

Trade Bill Amendment 6

I agree that Parliament should be able to scrutinise trade policy and free trade agreements. It has an important role in debating and scrutinising the Government’s domestic and foreign policies.

Pubs Matter

I share your concern about the future of pubs and the hardship caused by the coronavirus outbreak. It is clear the economic effects of fighting COVID-19 last longer for businesses than the duration of any given restrictions, and we need to go further with our support. 

Assisted Dying

Coping with terminal illness is distressing and difficult both for the patient and their families. These cases are truly moving and evoke the highest degree of compassion and emotion. 

Food Standards and Free Trade

The manifesto I stood on was clear that in all our trade negotiations, we will not compromise on our high environmental protection, animal welfare and food standards.

Ban Fur Imports

We are a nation of animal lovers, so it is only right that we have some of the highest welfare standards in the world. In addition to fur farming being banned in the UK, I am pleased to note that the import of fur products is tightly regulated.

Animal Cruelty Sentencing - 28th October 2020

We are a nation of animal lovers, with 44 per cent of us keeping a pet. I agree that there is no place in this country for animal cruelty, and we must ensure that those who abuse animals are met with the full force of the law.