05/02/2021- I share your concern about those with learning disabilities, but I believe that, at least for the initial round of prioritisations, the vaccine must be given to those who are most at risk from Covid-19.
04/02/2021 - As you may have seen, I did not support Amendment 24 at last week’s debate on the Environment Bill. This is because pesticides are already tightly controlled to protect bees and other pollinators.
22/01/2021 - I agree that we need to protect natural environment and wildlife, as well as tackling carbon emissions. I welcomed the Prime Minister's commitment to rewilding and protecting 30% of the UK and the Environment Bill will help with this pledge.
20/01/2021 - We need to make sure pubs are treated fairly and I believe they should be able to sell alcohol to takeaway. Supermarkets are able to do this so pubs should be able to as well. They have had an incredibly tough year and this should help them bring in a little more income.
20/01/2021 - I did not support any of the amendments to the Trade Bill, as I did not feel they were necessary additions to the Bill. As members of the EU we were party to around 40 trade deals with more than 70 countries.
18/01/2021 - Our manifesto is clear that in all of our trade negotiations, we will not compromise on our high environmental protection, animal welfare and food standards. We remain firmly committed to upholding our high environmental, food safety and animal welfare standards outside the EU.
07/01/2021 - I have read the Treaty negotiated with the EU and voted for it earlier this week. I supported it because it will protect our trading relationship with the EU while also allowing us to strike deals with the rest of the world.