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.


09 MAY 2019

Dementia Fund

Thank you for writing to me about this campaign. I do not however feel that this would lead to a sustainable long-term solution for the problems facing those living with dementia or other long-term conditions that are more likely to need social and residential care.

The Health and Social Care Committee conducted a joint inquiry with the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee alongside a citizen's assembly and came to a different conclusion about the best way forward. You can read the report here 

I will continue to press the Prime Minister to publish the overdue Social Care Green Paper and to bring forward sustainable long-term funding for social care.

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