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.


23 AUG 2019

EU Citizens and NHS Charges

Thank you for taking the time to email me about NHS charges for EU nationals in the event of a No Deal Brexit.

I too am deeply concerned by this decision to make the NHS a fee-charging service for EU nationals in the event of a No Deal Brexit. This is yet another example of Boris Johnson's government reneging on a promise to maintain the status quo and subjects EU nationals to a hostile environment. It fails to recognise the invaluable contribution EU nationals have made – and continue to make – to the UK's economy, NHS, and society as a whole.

You may be interested to know that the Liberal Democrats have already warned that hundreds of thousands of EU citizens could miss the deadline for Settled Status – set out by the EU Settlement Scheme – which could lead to a new Windrush Scandal.

I can assure you that I will continue to fight against a No Deal and remain committed to trying to secure a People's Vote.

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