Early Day Motions

Early Day Motions (EDMs) are something that I regularly get asked to sign. EDMs however are in my opinion, ineffective and as they cost over £1,000,000 a year to run, and from now on I will not be signing any EDMs at all, however much I may sympathise with the content. This position has been taken by many Members of Parliament and will only change if EDMs are given some bite and purpose. Therefore, if you are a constituent of the Cotswolds and would like me to sign an EDM, I will always decline as a matter of course. Instead of signing an EDM, I will lobby Ministerial colleagues and influence policy in more effective and cheaper ways.

More information on EDMs can be found here: http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/business/edms/

DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT

I’m not currently an MP, as Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election.

Note that much of the content of this website was added whilst I was an MP.

Latest Newsletter

I would like to begin this week’s newsletter by offering my sympathies and condolences to all those involved and affected by last Wednesday terrible attack on Parliament.

28th March 2017

Support Local Pharmacies

Many of you have contacted me as part of the “Support Local Pharmacies” postcard campaign.

Ebrington School Report

Ebrington School - Independent Evidence Review 2016.

Integrated Transport APPG

HS2 and Intermodality for the UK: How do we better link up the UK?

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