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.

John congratulates local business on stock exchange success

The local Thame business, ULS technology, has been included in this years' London Stock Exchange '1000 companies to Inspire Britain'. This London Stock Exchange Group's flagship publication profiles the 1000 most dynamic and fastest growing SMEs across the UK.

John acts as marshall for Thame 10K

John had great fun helping as a marshall at the 2019 Thame 10k on Sunday 30th June. 

The race starts and finishes at Lord Williams Upper School playing fields with the course going through the town market high street and return along the Phoenix Trail. 

Council of Europe: allowing the Russians back in

The Council of Europe debated a report called "Strengthening the decision-making process of the Parliamentary Assembly concerning credentials and voting".  Essentially this was about allowing the Russians back in with no cionditions on their membership.  It was the Russians who had chosen to excl

Council of Europe: budget and expenditure of the Council of Europe

In this speech I challenged the Council of Europe to look at what it does and how it does it.  This was in the continued absence of the money owed by the Russians.  There was a tendency for it to do too much and not concetrate on its core values.  Requests for more money from existing members was

Council of Europe: Question to President of Portugal

I asked the President of Portugal what the positon was regarding amtisemtism in Portugal and more widely in Europe. This followed my visit with the Council to Lisbon when I had observed the jewish community paying for heavy guards to proetct their synagogues.

Council of Europe: Ending violence against children

I gave a speech in this debate to empathise with the calls to protect children. I pointed to the importance of the Lanzarote Convention the first international legal instrument aiming to prevent, criminalise and combat all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation of children.