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.

15 MAR 2019

Children's Services

Thank you very much for taking the time to send me through a copy of the Children's Society's briefing concerning local children's services.

I too am hopeful that we will see funding for children's services addressed in the Spending Review. I will also continue to press for an increase in the funding our schools receive as I am very concerned about the shrinking of school curricula especially for arts subjects and the loss of counselling services

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