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.


12 OCT 2019

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill.

Thank you for taking the time to write me about the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill.

I agree that it's extremely disappointing when a bill falls due to a new Parliamentary session. It's unfortunate that the Animal Welfare Sentencing Bill had no carry-over clause, allowing its progress to continue regardless and it is a shame that the government did not make arrangements for this to happen. On the plus side, it has been a very well-supported bill and I see no reason why it will not be successful once re-introduced.

Please be assured that the re-introduction of the bill would have my support.

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