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 2018


Thank you very much for taking the time to email me.

I understand you are concerned that Brexit could undermine devolution in the UK. I hope the following information on this topic from the Department for Exiting the European Union is reassuring:

The Government is taking steps to ensure that any decisions currently taken by the devolved administrations remain in place after the UK leaves the EU. After leaving the EU, legislation on devolution settlements will be set here in the UK by democratically elected representatives and the role of Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland Assembly will be strengthened.

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