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.


01 FEB 2019

Yemen UK

Thank you for taking the time to email me about UN Security Council Resolution 2451 concerning Yemen.

I welcome the positive outcomes of the UN peace talks in Stockholm in December. Both sides agreed to a ceasefire in Hodeidah and to commit to withdraw troops from the port and city. Additionally, shortly before Christmas, the UN Security Council voted unanimously to adopt Security Council Resolution 2451, a UK resolution to bolster the UN Yemen peace process, designed to build on the momentum generated by the UN peace talks in Stockholm. It was the first resolution passed on the conflict in Yemen since 2016 and is an important step along Yemen's peace process.

Furthermore, the UN Security Council has now unanimously adopted the UK-drafted resolution 2452 which established a special mission to support implementation of the ceasefire agreement reached in Stockholm. The UK has also recently announced an additional £2.5 million in funding to support the UN peace process in Yemen.

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