Westminster News

Latest on Brexit - why I voted as I did

I sent the following reply to those constituents who emailed me about critical votes in the week beginning 25 March, which included a round of so-called indicative votes on alternative options to the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement, and a third vote on the Withdrawal Agreement itself. 

Visiting the Falklands with the Armed Forces

Ensuring the security of citizens is the first duty of any government, and sending our Armed Forces into battle is one of the most serious things that any parliamentarian may be asked by government to support.

Daily Telegraph - The PM's deal slithers us into an indefinite limbo

‘Let’s get on with it’, concluded the Prime Minister in a recent letter to MPs selling the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. It is a seductive sentiment, and one which government hopes will persuade exasperated voters and equally weary MPs to unite behind the deal in time for a happy Christmas.

Daily Telegraph - Britain's Future Depends on a Better Settlement

Brexit presents a profound and complex challenge for our country and our politics. Yet seeing parliament reduce it at best to a problem to be mitigated, and at worst an existential threat that needs to be blocked, has been frustrating and dispiriting in equal measure.

Promise of more local homes as council cap scrapped

More Havering homes of all tenures could be on the way after the Prime Minister announced the scrapping of the cap on local council Housing Revenue Accounts in her speech to Conservative Party Conference.

MP joins RAF for Armed Forces Scheme

Our military personnel are often asked to make huge sacrifices in the service of our country, and as an MP I may be required to make critical decisions that will affect them. Meanwhile, it is the first duty of the state to ensure the protection of its citizens.

Romford Recorder Column

With parliament returning from recess next week, we enter a crucial period in our Brexit negotiations. The deadline for agreement on the terms of our EU withdrawal is timetabled for mid-October.