Brexit and Article 50

Thursday 30 June 2016Following the EU referendum, I have received a large number of emails. Some from people unhappy with the result who want another referendum, and some from people who supported Brexit and believe the government is now trying to "wriggle out" of it - and that I might not follow this through.

TTIP and the NHS

Over the past few months, I have been contacted by constituents across the political spectrum – from UKIP supporters and activists to Labour-backed trade unionists – who are worried that negotiations between the European Union (EU) and USA on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could lead to the privatisation of our National Health Service (NHS).

Military action in Syria: Where I stand

A number of people have contacted me with concerns about Wednesday's vote (2 December) on military action in Syria. Similar questions are being asked so I am going to try and deal with them all in this statement. How will you vote?In 2013, I voted against military action on President Assad's forces in Syria. After much thought, I will support the government for the following reasons: 

Tampon tax

There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding the so-called 'tampon tax' that I feel needs to be addressed. Women and campaigners have every right to be angry - but their anger is directed at the wrong people.

Migrant crisis

I fully understand and entirely share the widespread concern over the sensitive issue of migration and refugees.