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Heathrow Airport Expansion

The 2019 consultation into Heathrow Airport expansion has now closed. 

Thank you to everyone who came to my public meeting and made submissions to the consultation. 

Domestic Abuse Bill

I listened to Theresa May's powerful speech to the House of Commons on the Domestic Abuse Bill today.

This shows why it is right for Parliament to be sitting.

Political Discourse

Over the last few years I have been alarmed by the state of discourse and inflammatory language being used in British politics.

Supreme Court Ruling

When the Prime Minister announced his intention to prorogue Parliament, I said it was wrong and undemocratic. Parliament must be able to hold the Government to account at a time of national crisis.

The Supreme Court has today ruled that prorogation was unlawful, for these reasons.

Prorogation of Parliament

It is well known that I have consistently opposed a No Deal Brexit.  I am disappointed and surprised that the Prime Minister has decided to prorogue Parliament. The Government intends the House of Commons should not sit between 10th September and 14th October. 

UPDATED - Climate Change

At the ‘Time is Now’ climate lobby, one of the issues which was raised with me were reports that the VAT on solar panels was to be increased from 5% to 20%. I have written to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to ask whether these reports are accurate.

Jeremy Corbyn

Dear Jackie

Thank you for your email.