Westminster News

John speaks up for retailers on retail crime

In  Westminster Hall debate today on Retail Crime John added his voice esepcailly in support of small shops of which there are many in the constituency. John said that his concern lay with the many small and medium sized shops which characterised the High Streets in the constituency for whom the

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 speaks on climate change in the Queen's Speech debate.

In any debate in the Chamber an MP may only speak once. In the debate on the Queen’s Speech I chose to make my contribution in discussion on climate change issues. You can read my contribution on the link on the Parliament tab on this site.

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.