EU Rules on UK Border Controls

Today, I’ve written an article for The Daily Telegraph about how EU rules undermine UK border controls, which puts Britain at unnecessary risk. It follows the reporting that yesterday, a series of former police chiefs and security experts warned that recent terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris were a “wake-up call” for UK border protection. […]

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Daily Politics Show

Yesterday, I joined the BBC’s Daily Politics show, alongside Labour MP Chuka Umunna and former Channel 4 News Economics Editor, Paul Mason. We discussed Michael Gove’s speech, which set out the positive case for Britain’s future outside the EU. You can watch our discussion on the BBC iPlayer site, here.

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Funding for Brain Tumour Research Debate

On Monday, I welcomed constituent Maria Lester to Parliament, where her e-petition calling for greater funding for research into brain tumours was being debated by MPs, having been signed by over 120,000 people. Maria (pictured with me above) first got in touch with me last year, after her brother Stephen tragically died of a brain […]

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Walton Rotary Club

Last week, I joined the members of Walton Rotary Club, for an evening kindly hosted by their President Reg Mills, Bob Freeman and David Edney. It was my first opportunity to catch up with Walton Rotary since the election last year.   We talked about the measures outlined in the Chancellor’s recent Budget, which included […]

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Public Meetings Roundup

Over the last two weeks, I held two public meetings in Molesey (at St Lawrence’s School, pictured above) and Claygate, for residents to question me about my local priorities, government policy and wider national (or even international) issues. Locally, I explained what I was doing to support the provision of more school places for local […]

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Public Meeting: Airport Noise

On Wednesday 6 April, I am hosting a public meeting in East Molesey, from 7:30pm until 9:30pm, at St Mary’s Church, East Molesey with Nigel Milton, Heathrow Airport’s Director of External Affairs and Laura Jones, Heathrow’s Community Relations Manager. In addition, the Elmbridge Borough Councillors for Molesey East, Steve Bax and Peter Szanto, will also […]

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National Apprenticeship Week

Last week, I joined apprentices and staff at Waitrose in Cobham, to mark National Apprenticeship Week 2016. I was met by store manager Will Lane and local co-ordinator Caroline Fielding, and got the opportunity to shadow the two apprentices working in the Cobham store, Paige and Jake (pictured with me above) to see the kind […]

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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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