John comments on Prorogation of Parliament

I completely understand concerns that are being raised over the announcement of the Prorogation of Parliament. As many will know, I have not always seen eye to eye with Boris Johnson, but I do not feel that he is being fairly treated in this current situation.

John opens the 10th Regatta for the Disabled

Great to open the Regatta for the Disabled again this year. Now in it's 10th year the regatta creates a wonderful opportunity for adults and children with disabilities to take part in activities that would otherwise not be available to them.

John receives Petition response from Minister

John has now received a formal response to the petitions he presented to Parliament on behalf of Gillotts School in Henley and Langtree in Woodcote earlier in the summer. 

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.

Oxford-Cambridge Expressway

I have received a number of emails raising questions on various issues related to the proposed Oxford-Cambridge Expressway. This article sets out the background to the project and comments on some of the key issues that have been raised with me so far.


John visits Nettlebed Art Show

On his travels around the constituency John went view the art at the annual show in Nettlebed run by the Nettlebed Art and Craft Society. 

BBC Radio Oxford Broadcast

Asked by BBC Radio Oxford to comment on the result of the Conservative Party leadership election John offered his congratulations to Boris Johnson and my commiserations to Jeremy Hunt. He said it was an election between two very strong and credible Conservatives and there should be no surprise th

Oxfordshire's County flag flies in Parliament Square

John went to view the Oxfordshire's flag flying in Parliament Square this week. It is among the 50 registered flags of our historic counties that have been raised in Parliament Square in a celebration of the nation’s heritage on Historic County Flags Day. They will fly there until 26th July. 

John thanks teachers as summer holidays begin

John has paid tribute to teachers across the constituency as the summer holidays begin recognising that their hard work means that more children are gaining the skills and knowledge they need to get on in life.