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.

25 JUN 2019

Macmillan Cancer Report

Thank you for taking the time to email me about the launch of Macmillan Cancer Support's new report, 'Cancer - A Costly Diagnosis? Stories of the Financial Impact of Cancer' on the 9th of July, unfortunately, this clashes with a meeting of the Health and Social Care Select Committee, which I chair, so I will be unable to attend.

Nonetheless, due to my medical background I can assure you that I understand well the physical and emotional consequences of cancer.

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