Campaigns. It is important that I continue to know the strength of feeling on an issue and I prefer to respond to every inquiry, but the sheer size of campaign correspondence means that it is hard to justify to the tax payer the cost and time taken for individual written replies, so regrettably I will no longer reply to every item of campaign correspondence.  I will  post a response to the campaign on the "Responses to campaigns" page of my website.

I am sorry to do this, as it is rather impersonal, but can see no other way of maintaining a good service for all my constituents unless I approach campaigns this way.

21 JUN 2017

A Woman's Choice

Thank you for taking the time to email me about abortion.

I assure you as your MP that I will never agree to any erosion to the rights for women to access safe termination of pregnancy.

With regard to abortion in Northern Ireland, this is a devolved issue and one over which the Government in Westminster therefore has no jurisdiction. It is for the people of Northern Ireland and their elected representatives in Stormont to bring about change.

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