Brexit - this week's votes

Yesterday with a heavy heart I pushed my New Clause 18 to the Trade Bill to a vote. This is a decision I agonised over and took no pleasure in making. My amendment did not pass, but I will continue to represent my constituents by fighting to protect jobs and the economy.

Westminster Hall Debate: Post Brexit Customs

Yesterday I led a debate on post-Brexit customs arrangements. We must ensure we protect jobs and businesses, avoid a hard border in Ireland, and reflect the realities at our ports. 

You can read the full debate by clicking here. 

Ride London - Sunday 29th July

On Sunday 29th July the Ride London Cycle event will be passing through Wimbledon again.

This will mean large parts of Wimbledon Hill Road, Worple Road, Coombe Lane and Wimbledon Village will be effectively closed from 7am-7pm.

Heathrow Airport Expansion

The House of Commons has been asked to approve the expansion of Heathrow Airport in principle.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Meaningful Votes

For the past two weeks I have been working closely with Dominic Grieve QC MP and other colleagues to try to reach an agreement with the Government to secure a meaningful vote in the event of no deal.

Crossrail 2 Update

I spoke this morning with the Chief Executive of Crossrail 2.

At present, Crossrail 2 are undertaking an “Independent Affordability Review" to examine ways of making the scheme more affordable.

Update on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – Day 2

I am pleased that the Government’s concessions on refugee rights, environmental standards were approved today in the House of Commons. This is a result of a significant amount of work behind the scenes.

Update on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – Day 1

Today was the first of two days the House of Commons will consider the House of Lords’ amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.

It has been a frantic day and I have had countless conversations with colleagues and the Government all day.

Motspur Park Level Crossings - Crossrail 2

Crossrail 2 are considering permanently closing the level crossings on West Barnes Lane and at Motspur Park when the line opens. You can find more details here.