Brexit Day

At 11pm on Friday night, the United Kingdom left the European Union after some 47 years. This marked the delivery of the vote taken in the Referendum and the start of a new phase of our history. 

Alcohol and Beer Duty

Following the announcement made in the Queen’s Speech in December that alcohol duty will be reviewed, I am confident that that the Government will continue to support pubs and will keep costs low for consumers. After all, in 2013, the Government took the decision to end the beer duty escalator.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, where we remember the 6 million Jewish people murdered in the Holocaust, and all other victims of the Nazis.

EU Withdrawal Bill - Unaccompanied Child Refugees

Let me say upfront - there has never been any question over family reunion for unaccompanied child refugees. The issue has been over how this is to be achieved rather than whether it should be achieved. 

John signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

John has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young pe

John swears in as an MP again

John takes the oath of allegiance and is formally sworn in as an MP following the General Election. 

John welcomes Oxford-Cambridge Expressway review

John has welcomed the announcement today by the Transport Secretary that he would review, as a priority, the Oxford to Milton Keynes and M1 section of the proposed Oxford-Cambridge Expressway. The review is expected to mark the end of the project for the Expressway. 

Further reflection on the Oxfordshire Cambridge Expressway

John has long taken a keen interest in proposals for the expressway and has followed the work closely to review what is coming forward at each step of the way. In the light of the recent County Council decision to oppose it in any form he has again reflected on this.