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.


02 NOV 2018

Assisted Dying

I'm sorry I won't be able to attend the meeting in the Boothroyd room.

There is no government legislation or private member's bill before Parliament that could change the law on assisted dying at the moment.

I am sorry to disappoint you on that point but after the next Queen's speech there will be a further ballot for MPs to have the opportunity to do so, much in the way that I am currently taking a bill through Parliament to protect people from stalking.

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