I often receive a large amount correspondence from constituents referring to particular national issues or campaigns. I try to respond to everyone who contacts me so if you have written to me on a national campaign please do expect to receive a response in due course. I thought it might be also useful if I posted my comments on some current and recent campaigns or issues here.
Bovine TB – I continue to receive correspondence from constituents concerned about the test culling of badgers still taking place in the South West, and the potential for this policy to be rolled out across the country (21/11/13).
Child Exploitation – Nicola Blackwood MP started a campaign called “Childhood Lost” about the sexual exploitation of children, and constituents asked me to lend the campaign my support (21/11/13).
“Fracking” – this has been an issue of great concern locally. Constituents have been contacting me concerned at both government support for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) nationally, and potential local developments (22/10/13).
Intelligence and Security Services – constituents asked me to attend a debate about oversight of these services, in light of the Snowden revelations (21/11/13).
Lobbying Bill – a large number of constituents have been contacting me recently, a number of times, about this Bill, concerned at reports of possible effects it could have on political campaigning (21/11/13).
Planning Guidance – the government published a new website to help guide people through its planning guidance, and some constituents were concerned that parts of the site might undermine planning regulations (21/11/13).
Regulation of the Press – ever since the Leveson Inquiry began I have been contacted regularly by constituents concerned that not enough will be done to curtail the worst excesses of our newspapers (21/11/13).
Syrian Refugees – the ongoing crisis in Syria continues to concern my constituents, most recently with regard to the level of UK support for refugees from the conflict (21/11/13).
UKTI & the Arms Trade (EDM 503) – constituents contacted me concerned that the UK Trade & Investment body is promoting the arms trade, without considering the possible consequences (21/11/13).