Westminster News

UPDATE 2 - Exam Results

John has welcomed the announcement of the Education Secretary that Ofqual will be awarding students teacher assessed grades for this year’s A level and GCSE results.

VJ Day 2020

As the Nation marks the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day John added his thanks and praise to all those involved in the Far East Campaign.

UPDATE Exam Results Summer 2020

As concerns over exam results emerged John acted immediately contacting the Department of Education. Early concern raised suggested that UCAS and the Clearing System were not allowing sufficient time for appeals.

Nurses Pay

The NHS staff have been phenomenal in their courage fighting Covid-19 and I am thankful that we have access to such a wonderful service.

Trade and Agriculture Commission to be set up

The Secretary of State for Internatianl Development has announced that a Trade and Agriculture Commission will be set up to advise the Government on trade policy post Brexit. 

Post Office Horizon System

The problems with the Post Office Horizon software is an issue that John has been aware of since becoming an MP when a constituent who had been involved in the situation briefed him. Since then he has joined colleagues to try to get to the bottom of the issue.

British Food Standards

There has been some concern that British food standards might be reduced in future trade deals. I think this may come from a mis-understanding of the Agriculture Bill in the media. 

Black Lives Matter

Throughout my life I have tried to ensure that discrimination plays no part in society. Any sort of discrimination is unacceptable. The recent violence of the protests in Parliament Square and Whitehall was inappropriate while calls to adhere to the Covid-19 regulations appeared to be too little