Westminster News

The 2019 General Election

A General Election has been called for Thursday 12 December and I can confirm I shall be seeking re-election as the Conservative candidate.  It has been a privilege to serve as the Member of Parliament for Wimbledon for the past 14 years and my top priority throughout has been to fight for our ar

The Withdrawal Agreement

Update - Tuesday 22nd October

This evening I voted for the second reading of the Withdrawal Bill and for the programme motion. I did this to fulfil my promise to stop No Deal, to see if this deal has support in the House of Commons and to allow amendments to be debated.  

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.

No Deal

The issue of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit has been raised during the Conservative Party Leadership Election, which has prompted a number of constituents to write in concerned about this.