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.

John congratulates Warborough on new play equipment

John met up with the Chairman of Warborough Parish Council to have a look at the new play equipment and outdoor gym installed on the village green. Money for the equipment was partly raised by the council and part grant funded.  

Oxfordshire MPs meet local NHS chiefs

John joined other Oxfordshire MPs to meet with the Oxfordshire NHS leaders. Such meetings take place several times a year and give an opportunity to discuss issues of concern and review progress and plans for the future.

Speech on Tier 2 and Tier 5 immigration

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gapes. It was also a pleasure to hear the hon. Member for Glasgow East (David Linden) introduce the debate. I wish to discuss some points that this debate generates.

John renews Petition to Government on school funding

I present a petition that has been signed by 406 residents of the village of Woodcote in my constituency and by surrounding villages that feed into the school of Langtree. The purpose of the petition is to try to remove once and for all issues over school funding. This is a similar petition to the one that I submitted in connection with Henley itself a little while ago.