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/

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Latest Newsletter

Now that the Christmas festivities are over, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a happy and successful new year.

For me, that started in a big way – by becoming a grandfather for the first time and for being simultaneously recognised in the New Year’s Honours list and being awarded a knighthood. I am absolutely delighted to receive this honour in recognition of the very many people I have helped over the years.

8th January 2018

How to raise an issue

Call 020 7219 5043 or email cliftonbrowng@parliament.uk if you wish to raise an important matter with me - but please check "What can an MP do for me?" in the section before making contact.

In some cases a face-to-face appointment/pre-arranged telephone call may be necessary in order to discuss and pursue matters personally.

However, I ask that all cases must first be raised with me in writing by letter or email.

Once initial enquiries have been made on your behalf then I will consider the best and most appropriate way forward in order to help you.

WHAT CAN AN MP DO FOR ME?

Many people think that their MP exists to solve all their problems for them: this is not the case.

MPs are there to legislate and help only with those matters for which Parliament or central government is responsible.

For many matters, the appropriate first step would be to contact your local Cotswold District or Gloucestershire County Councillor.

Stow GP Public Meeting

Verbatim Minutes of the Stow-on-the-Wold Public Meeting to discuss the provision of a new GP surgery – 30 June 2017.

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