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.


24 SEP 2018

Make Roads Safer

Thank you for writing to me on this issue.

I share the views of cyclists and walkers keen to see vulnerable road users better protected following the review. I have already made clear my view that cyclists are not the problem but part of the solution to unsafe roads.

I'm glad that following representations by cycling groups and MPs such as myself on the All Party Cycling Group, the government has changed its proposals on civil liability so that vulnerable road users will not be forced into the small claims court following RTCs. It is important that as many people as possible submit their views and I hope that you will do so: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/new-cycling-offences-causing-death-or-serious-injury-when-cycling

I will also be speaking directly to Ministers on your behalf.

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