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.


03 DEC 2018

Brexit

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

My view is that the Withdrawal Agreement helps prevent an immediate chaotic exit because of transition but kicks the can down the road on what we are left with thereafter, taking us out of the EU but on a road to nowhere. The Withdrawal Agreement is a profoundly depressing document for anyone concerned about the future loss of rights and freedoms built up over decades. As such, I will be continuing to support a People's Vote.

Neither the 'Deal' nor a General Election motion will pass the Commons and wasting time at this point is inexcusable, it is time to extend Article 50 and take a vote on the 'Deal' versus remaining in the EU to the people. You may like to read the letter I signed on this topic.

In addition, the my blog sets out my views on this matter in more detail.

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