Summerborn Update

In my adjournment debate last year about summerborn schools admissions, the Minister raised potential costs as a reason why parents have not yet been given a right to defer their summerborn child’s start to school.

Reporting Back - January 2017

Welcome to my January community email. May I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy New Year.

Here are just some of the things I have been doing since my last email:

Statement on Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s Executive Order banning refugees and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries is wrong, divisive and counter-productive. Discrimination based on nationality and faith is unacceptable.

Article 50

This was a referendum that many of our citizens had called for and I believe the question needed to be democratically decided by the citizens of our country.

Funding opportunity for local charities

Local charities have the opportunity to apply for a share of a £6 million funding pot, raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Prime Minister's Brexit Negotiation Objectives

Today the Prime Minister made a speech setting out the United Kingdom’s 12 negotiating objectives for Brexit. I have uploaded a letter from the Prime Minister which sets them out below for your information. You can also read the full speech here.