My views on the EU referendum

The European Union referendum has been exercising my thoughts for a number of months. Following the renegotiation, I believe it is in the UK’s best interests to remain a member of a reformed European Union. I know many constituents will be interested in how I have come to this judgement so I think it is only right I set them out.  

Statement on tonight's vote on Syria

Tonight there will be a vote in the House of Commons to authorise air strikes against ISIL in Syria. Deciding to use military force is not a decision any MP takes lightly, and I have been thinking very carefully about my decision over the past week. I also understand this is an issue on which reasonable people can disagree, and I fully respect the views of people on both sides of the debate.