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 MAR 2019

Calorie Labelling

Thank you very much for taking the time to email me about proposals concerning mandatory calorie labelling in food served outside the home.

Many people would welcome the opportunity to have information on calorie content to help inform their choices or to help manage health conditions. A government consultation ran on this topic at the end of last year. I know many are keen to see the government's response on this and once it is published you will be able to view it here.

I am supportive of this as a public health measure but also recognise that it would need to be proportionate and allow flexibility, for example for small businesses.

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