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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

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 speaks on labour migration at the Council of Europe

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe debated a report from the Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons Committee which suggested that concerted action should be taken by the countries of origin of labour migrants and the European countries where they come to work, in order to all