Conservatives in Government


World-leading microbeads ban takes effect

A ban on the manufacture of products containing microbeads has come into force today – a landmark step in the introduction of one of the world’s toughest bans on these harmful pieces of plastic.


Thank you to all those constituents asking me to sign the Blue Belt Charter to help protect 4 million square kilometres of ocean around British overseas territories.

Immigration down in latest statistics released

Net migration to UK shows a significant fall, with the latest official figures showing net migration to Britain fell by 106,000 to 230,000 in the 12 months to June. The fall is notably in those coming to the UK without job offers. You can read the report online. Key facts are:

Government announces new protection areas to safeguard rare seabirds

Yesterday, there was more great news for our environment, the Government announced (link) two new marine Special Protection Areas and extensions to four other sites to safeguard rare seabirds. The Conservatives are working to protect our planet for future generations.

GTR Franchise to be Broken Up

The Government have announced today that they will be splitting up the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise in 2021, and consulting on a new West of England franchise.

Environment Secretary: Animals are sentient

Dear colleague,

This Government is committed to the very highest standards of animal welfare. As the Prime Minister set out yesterday, we will make the United Kingdom a world leader in the care and protection of animals.