Westminster News

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 comments on the Domestic Abuse Bill

Last Wednesday, the landmark Domestic Abuse Bill passed its Second Reading in Parliament. The Bill introduces the first ever statutory definition of domestic abuse, recognising that abuse can take many different forms – including psychological, physical, sexual, economic and emotional.

John comments on recent behaviour in Parliament

It would be nice to think that historically the temperature of discussions in the House has always been calm. But just look back at the debates that took place over Maastricht which were vitriolic.

John lobbies Chancellor on Local Housing Allowance

I have long had a concern about the Local Housing Allowance especially in this constituency where in the north east it is related to housing costs in the Aylesbury area and in the south it is related to housing costs in the Reading area.

European Union (Withdrawal) (No.6) Bill

With any Bill before parliament it is necessary to ask what it is going to do and where it will leave us.  I have never wanted to leave the EU without a deal and my view has not changed.  The question I had to ask myself  is what is the best way of ensuring that we get a deal.

New Funding for Schools

John has welcomed the fact that the Prime Minister has anticipated the Comprehensive Spending Review, which sets Government expenditure for the next years, by announcing a £14bn cash injection spread over three years for our schools.

John joins the Conservative Environment Network

John has signed up to join the caucas of MPs who have agreed to support the green conservative agenda in Westminster. 

The Conservative Environment Network(CEN) is an independent forum which includes the MP Caucus and members who support conservation and decarbonisation.