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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Walton Stroke Group

On Monday, I visited Walton Stroke Group, having been invited by their Vice Chairman, Max Jefford. Walton Stroke Group is a great local group which provides support and advice for those recovering from strokes and their carers. The group meets each week at Walton Day Centre, and they are hosted by centre manager Denise Viney. […]

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Transform

Today, on my various rounds locally, I caught up with Transform Chief Executive Paul Mitchell along with Surrey High Sheriff, Elizabeth Kennedy (pictured below). Transform is an innovative local charity that provides housing and support to some of the most vulnerable across our community (the Elmbridge branch is in Walton). I am a huge admirer of […]

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