Westminster News

Self Employed Income Support Scheme

I know how concerned the self-employed have been about their incomes, and I have been making representations to the Treasury about this over the last few weeks.

Today the Chancellor has announced a new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme.

Child Refugees

I believe it would be helpful to set out the position on family reunion and unaccompanied refugee children. The Government remains resolutely committed to the principle of family reunion, as well as to supporting the most vulnerable children affected by the migration crisis.

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.