Trade Deal Struck with the European Union


I am relieved and happy that a trade deal with the European Union has been secured this afternoon. We will need to scrutinise the detail of the deal as it emerges. But a deal is what we all wanted and this is what we now have. Brexit has happened. We now are taking full [...]

Trade Deal Struck with the European Union2020-12-24T16:02:25+00:00

Southampton Enters Tier 4 from Boxing Day


It is disappointing news that Southampton, along with almost all of the rest of Hampshire will enter Tier 4 restrictions from Boxing Day. This is not what any of us could have wanted, but these restrictions are needed to keep us all safe. We are fortunate that we are avoiding tougher rules on Christmas [...]

Southampton Enters Tier 4 from Boxing Day2020-12-23T16:20:08+00:00

Changes to Christmas Restrictions


The Prime Minister announced this evening tighter restrictions for over the Christmas period which is disappointing news for us all. A new coronavirus variant has emerged which spreads considerably more quickly. Cases are now on the rise again, including in Southampton. In the past week the number of cases has increased by over 50% [...]

Changes to Christmas Restrictions2020-12-19T17:41:00+00:00

Proposed End to Live Animal Exports


The Government is proposing to ban the export of animals for slaughter and fattening abroad. Many have long called for an end to this practice where livestock and even horses are subject to long journeys in cramped conditions just to be fattened up or killed overseas. These plans also intend to cut the amount [...]

Proposed End to Live Animal Exports2020-12-04T10:55:53+00:00

My Thoughts on the New Tier System


This is my take on the relative merits and weaknesses of the tier system which I voted on earlier this week. Let’s consider what happens when someone contracts Covid-19. Some people don’t show symptoms, others die. Some patients who survive coronavirus suffer from significant and long-term impacts to their health. Spending days and weeks [...]

My Thoughts on the New Tier System2020-12-03T08:46:43+00:00

My Campaign on Cladding


Earlier this month, I asked the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government a series of question on subjects relating to cladding on behalf of people living in Southampton. Many leaseholders of high rise flats have yet to receive adequate support for fire safety improvements and I have been leading a campaign [...]

My Campaign on Cladding2020-12-01T11:26:02+00:00
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