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.

02 NOV 2018

School Funding

Thank you for writing to me about the importance of schools funding.

My personal view is that it would have been better not to have prioritised tax cuts through changes to the thresholds a year early because I do think there was a strong case for this going to support our public services including education.

I have abstained on the budget and will continue to make the case for education funding.

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