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. 

John appointed as Trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is the charity established and funded by the UK Government to promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) in the UK. I am deligthed to have been appointed as a trustee at the Annual General Meeting.

John joins in the fun at Thame Music Festival

John joined the crowds for the second day of the Thame Town Music Festival. 

John said "This is a great event for the community which also attracts people from all around. Congratulations to all those who have worked to plan the event and who have helped to make it happen."

A note of the vote on Northern Ireland and gay marriage

The claim that the voting this week was about the introduction of same sex marriage or abortion rights in Northern Ireland was wide of the mark.  Everyone was using this Bill for their own purposes including those who wanted to use it to stop a proroguing of Parliament.