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.

19 JUN 2018

NHS Funding Announcement

Thank you for writing to me about this week's announcement on NHS spending.

I welcome this uplift and the recognition that it needs to be accompanied by a long term plan which comes from the NHS itself. I have no doubt that the Health and Social Care Committee will want to examine this in further detail especially as it does not currently cover the important areas of public health or social care.

I think the PM's speech is worth reading in full and I will now be working to help to find agreement on the 'who and how' of paying for this much needed increase.

The full text is here

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