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.


16 OCT 2019

People's Vote

Thank you very much for writing to me about the People's' Vote and the March on 19th October.

As Parliament has been recalled and I will be in the House of Commons I will not be able to join the March itself as I have done on previous occasions. That said, you have all my support and I will try to come to meet with constituents and Devon for Europe in Parliament Square if I am able to do so without missing a vote.

Please be in no doubt that the long-term aim of the Lib Dems is stop Brexit, because we believe it would seriously harm our country. Like you we support a People's Vote on a defined deal with an option to stay in the EU, and this remains our preference. If that is denied by the government and there is a general election instead, a Lib Dem majority government would have a mandate to act to stop Brexit on day one.

Hoping for a sunny day on Saturday.

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