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.


04 JUN 2018

Tier 2 and NHS

Thank you for taking the time to email me about the tier 2 visa issue, this is something that I have raised in Parliament directly with the new Home Secretary Sajid Javid and I will shortly be meeting with him to discuss this further.

I have also raised this with fellow select committee chairs and know that the chair of the Home Affairs Committee, Yvette Cooper MP is leading on this and will be liaising with me about further Parliamentary action. I strongly support the BMAs view that these restrictions should not apply to NHS staff.

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