During a speech in the chamber about refugees from Syria in Greece and Italy, I defended our Government – which has spent over £2.3 billion in the region to help the refugees fleeing from Syria.  The Government made that decision because they believe that those refugees are safer and happier rema

NHS Funding

Thank you for contacting me about future NHS funding.

Private Renting Solutions for Homeless and Vulnerable People

Thank you for contacting me about private renting solutions for homeless and vulnerable people.

I share your concern with this issue, and I am encouraged by steps the Government is taking to both tackle homelessness and make the private rented sector more affordable and secure.


Thank you for contacting me about abortion. 

I understand what an important issue this is for many people in the constituency. This is an incredibly delicate area of law and, regardless of the views of individual MPs, one which is treated with the utmost rigour.

Offences of Animal Cruelty

Thank you for contacting me about sentencing for offences of animal cruelty.

I am pleased that we have a robust legal framework to tackle this vicious behaviour in the Animal Welfare Act 2006, which makes it an offence to cause unnecessary suffering to any animal.