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 2019

Media Regulation

Thank you for writing to me and like you I'm appalled at the cases you mention. No one should be treated in this way with such a terrible invasion of their privacy which appears to be for no purpose but to sell newspapers.

Freedom of the press is fundamental to the Liberal Democrats' identity but the lack of regulation of the press led to serious abuses of power during the early 2000s. Whilst the editors argue that they are acting within the law, the current cases are causing great distress.

Cheap and efficient arbitration may be the best means of securing justice. The current situation continues to leave people open to these terrible invasions of privacy. I think it is reasonable for IPSO to be reviewed as it is not acting to deter this kind behaviour.

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