Campaign Responses

Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill

Thank you for contacting me about the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill. I take a particularly keen interest in this bill as I sit on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee and have previously worked in the agricultural sector. 

Elections Bill and Policing Bill

Thank you for contacting me about the Elections Bill and the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. I have addressed each Bill below: 

Elections Bill

Fur Trade

Thank you for contacting me about the fur trade.

Electoral Commission reforms

Thank you for contacting me about the Electoral Commission.

As you may be aware, the Electoral Commission has sought in recent years to bring criminal offences before the courts. This is not a role that has ever been agreed by the Government or by Parliament.

Internal Markets Bill

The UK Internal Market Bill is fundamentally about protecting the integrity of the United Kingdom and this was made clear when the Prime Minister introduced the Bill.

Planning reforms in England

Our planning system needs to work for those who use it to make sure new homes, businesses and vital infrastructure are not held back by outdated, complicated and time-consuming bureaucracy.