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.


23 AUG 2019

Onshore Wind

Thank you for taking the time to email me about your support for onshore wind.

I agree that we need to invest more in renewables, and I feel that projects are more likely to be supported by the local community if members of the community directly benefit. I would like to see greater focus on supporting community energy schemes. I would also like to see more investment in renewables such as tidal energy.

The Liberal Democrat position is that this decision to end new onshore wind farms (in the Energy Act 2016). must be overturned and that the Government has a duty to restore investment in onshore wind farms and solar PV, in order to guarantee future energy security.

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