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.

14 AUG 2019

No Deal Brexit & Trade Deals

Thank you for writing to me about this and the risks of No Deal and any subsequent trade deal with the US.

As it happens I think the greatest risk in practice is around the cost of medicines which President Trump and his Secretary of State for health have been calling for to be raised as part of the US flexing its muscles in any trade deal.

I have been discussing this in Parliament and in the media and will continue to make the case for protecting the NHS. The following article may be of interest by way of background.

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