The EU referendum was fiercely contested and some (nearly half) are not happy with the result. However, the debate and the vote cannot be allowed to be used as an excuse for abusive, intolerant and racist behaviour.This country welcomes immigrants, I welcome immigrants that come here to work, contribute and improve their lives and enrich [...]
It was a pleasure to welcome pupils from St Monica Primary School to Parliament yesterday. Thank you to Richard Waghorn Deputy Head Teacher for organising and accompanying the children. I hope everyone had an enjoyable day! A special mention to Rachel, the niece of one of my staff, who will no doubt go far!
I have spent 20 years campaigning for a referendum on our relationship with the European Union. David Cameron was the only politician brave enough to give the voters that referendum.There was a long and robust debate. I made my position clear and the reasons why I feel we can and will thrive outside the overbearing, [...]
As a military veteran I will be joining millions of my comrades to vote to take back control of our country.We are big enough, confident enough and wealthy enough to chart our own course.Let's pledge to continue to work closely in partnership with our European friends for the good of all of us but withdraw [...]
Tomorrow we will be given our first opportunity, in over 40 years, to endorse or otherwise our membership of the European Union. There have been many debates over the last few weeks and the arguments have all been covered. I have been very disappointed by the tone of the debate. This is about our relationship [...]
Last week I visited the CAMEO Club at the Salvation Army Hall in Sholing to discuss the upcoming EU Referendum. Some very insightful questions and comments. A real pleasure to visit! Thank you for having me.
Thank you to all those local residents who gave up their Saturday evening to join my discussion on Brexit and other issues.I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and appreciated all the comments from the floor.Although this was not a debate or part of the referendum campaign, on balance the audience was in favour of taking back [...]
Royston has co-signed a letter with parliamentary colleagues arguing that the only way for Britain to restore sovereignty and democracy is to leave the EU. Entering Parliament for the first time as an MP can be incredibly affecting. The pomp, the procedures and even the Palace of Westminster itself are steeped in history; reminders are everywhere [...]
With Morrisons pulling out of their promised store at Centenary Quay I am calling on the Council to ensure a replacement supermarket is found quickly. Residents have been led up the garden path and left without local amenities.
In less than two weeks, we will be asked to make the most important political decision in a generation. The referendum on our membership of the European Union is even more important than a general election, because this question won't be asked again if we get it wrong. For that reason I think it is [...]