Westminster News

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.

Conservative Party Leadership

I backed Matt Hancock in the first round and after he withdrew from the race I have spoken to all the candidates in the final four to ask them about their Brexit and domestic policies. I am reassured that none of them want ‘No Deal’ and it is clear that Parliament will not allow this to happen.

Brexit Update - June 2019

I wanted to provide an update regarding  the opposition day motion on Wednesday 12th June.

Indicative Votes - 1st April

Tonight’s Indicative Votes

Once again, the House of Commons had the chance to vote on a series of options relating to Brexit. Below is a summary of how I voted.

 

I voted for the following options.

 

Common Market 2.0