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John reflects on Saturday's sitting of Parliament

Over the past few months I have been out on the doorsteps across the constituency talking to people about the issues that matter to them. Those issues include housing, the NHS, Social Care, and Education.

John views Watlington Art Show

John took the opportunity to call in to Watlington Art Show being held at the primary school. This annual show is a school fundraiser which also gives local artists an opportunity to display and sell their works. Works included paintings, sculptures, jewellery, glassworks and ornaments. 

John attends Watlington Eco-Fair

John joined members of the community from in and around Watlington for an Eco-Fair held at Icknield Community College. The fair showcased things people could do become more environmentally friendly in their own lives and also had demonstrations and challenges to test knowledge and deepen understa

John comments on Green Belt protection

In a recent letter to Broxtowe Borough Council, the Minster for Housing has again set out the Government’s attitude to the Green Belt.  She has again stressed the commitment of Government to the Green Belt and to the need for ‘exceptional circumstances’ to justify changing boundaries.  The argume

John comments of Secretary of State's action on SODC Local Plan

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has written to South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) to say that he wants more time to discuss the emerging Local Plan with the council and whether he should call it in either in whole or in part.

John joins Sustainable Kirtlington to celebrate Clean Energy project

John joined the Sustainable Kirtlington Group to celebrate the opening of their Clean Energy Project at the Village Hall. The project involved the intallation of 32 solar pv panels on the roof or the villlage hall, a battery to store excess energy and 2 electric vehicle charging points.

John meets with Watlington Climate Action Group

John met with members of Watlington Climate Action group to hear about their particular concerns and answer questions. The evening was attend by about 40 people from Watlington and surrounding villages.

John comments on proposal to abolish independent schools.

A number of local schools have asked their parents to write to me about the disastrous Labour policy to abolish independent schools. I have written to the Heads of these schools to let them know my views and I am happy to set them out here.

John presents honour to the French town of Suresnes

On behalf of the Council of Europe, John presented an important European award – the Plaquette d’honneur - to the French town of Suresnes, near Paris. The Plaquette d’honneur is one of the chief components of the Europe Prize awarded by the Council of Europe to the city or town which has shown th