Wellden Turnbull Budget Seminar

On Friday, I joined Wellden Turnbull, an independent firm of chartered accountants based in Cobham, for their annual Budget seminar at Cobham Rugby Club. The annual seminar is a great opportunity to touch base with the local business community, reflect on the main aspects of the Budget, and hear back from local businesses and residents. […]

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The EU Threatens our Liberal Laws

I have written an article for The Times, outlining the threat to the UK’s liberal laws posed by the EU. From arrest warrants to free speech, Britain finds its legal judgments increasingly dominated by an inflexible Europe. You can read the article here.

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Daily Politics Show

Yesterday, I joined Andrew Neil and Jo Coburn for the Daily Politics show, live from Westminster. We discussed topics including the EU referendum, Sunday trading laws, and the junior doctors’ strike – along with coverage of Prime Minister’s Questions. You can watch it on BBC iPlayer here.  

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Question Time

Last week, I joined the panel of BBC’s Question Time from Liverpool, along with shadow chancellor John McDonnell MP, UKIP MEP Louise Bours, Guardian columnist Zoe Williams and former England footballer Jermaine Jenas. We had a lively debate on issues from Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House, to whether tackling in rugby should be banned in […]

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MP’s Pay

I set out my position on MP’s pay here, back in September. I made clear I would give up anything over the annual 1% pay cap that applies to the rest of the public sector. That is what I have done, donating the extra pay to the Elmbridge Community Fund, a local fund that I […]

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RefuAid

Last month, I met with Jeannie Blizzard, Surraya Sumner and Tasmyn Brewster, local representatives of RefuAid, a charity that Tasmyn help set-up to provide medical assistance to refugee camps across Europe. We had an interesting discussion about the important work they do in providing aid, equipment and volunteers to those in need. To date, the […]

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Grill your MP!

  We are fast approaching two local public meetings. As ever, they aim to give all local residents across the constituency – regardless of political view – an opportunity to hear directly from me and ask questions or raise matters of concern on any local, national or even international issues. The forthcoming meetings are: Thursday 24 March – St. Lawrence […]

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The Europe Question

Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced the date of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU) – which will be the 23rd June. I have decided after very careful consideration that that I will campaign for Britain to leave. I have taken this decision from conviction, and after a lot of thought. I have […]

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