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.

16 JAN 2019

Faith Schools

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

I understand why many parents want to have the choice to apply to faith schools and support that choice being available but no child in my view should ever be excluded simply because their parents are of the 'wrong' faith or none.

I also have concerns about the segregation 100% faith schools can create and think we should be moving to increase cohesion and mutual understanding not separate communities by faith.

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