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.


05 JUL 2019

Assisted Dying

Thank you for taking the time to email me.

I read your comments with interest but I am afraid I was unable to attend the debate in parliament yesterday concerning assisted dying as I had a long standing commitment in the constituency.

I can assure you that I will continue to listen to views on both sides of this debate and you may like to read the transcript from the event in the House, which includes the Minister's response:

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2019-07-04/debates/EFD57ADB-AE18-4D6B-9DA8-CCDDF99D1D0A/AssistedDying

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