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.

31 OCT 2019

Democratic Election

Thank you very much for writing to me about extending the franchise to include 16 and 17-year-olds, EU citizens living in the UK and those with indefinite leave to remain.

Unfortunately, these amendments were not selected by the Deputy Speaker so were not debated.

Given how much leaving the EU will affect the lives, rights and opportunities of these people, I am very disappointed we did not have the opportunity to vote on these amendments.

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