Westminster News

Commercial Whaling

I have welcomed the news that following my letter, the Prime Minister spoke to the visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe about Japan's decision to resume commercial whaling.

Herald Column January 24th 2019

Not that you would believe it from the media but there was life beyond Brexit and No Confidence motions at Westminster last week.

Channel Migrant Crossings, Home Affairs Committee

Fascinating to talk to representatives from Help Refugees, Refugee Council and Care4Calais today at the Home Affairs Select Committee, about the English Channel migrant crossings.


Weekly look ahead: 21st January

My weekly look ahead, discussing important issues such as Holocaust Memorial Day, constituency issues, my bill - and, inevitably, Brexit news!


Herald column January 17th 2019

As I write we have yet to vote on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, so more of that next week and on my website and Facebook page in the meantime.

January Brexit Update

From College Green at the start of this incredibly significant week, with my take on why I can't vote for the Withdrawal Agreement in its current form, and a look ahead to how my Bill - the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths Bill - is faring getting through Parliament.

BBC Sunday Politics South

A compilation of clips from BBC Sunday Politics South, where I appeared with Anneliese Dodds MP to go over all things Brexit. The whole episode is available here should this whet your appetite! 

Channel Migrant Crossings

It is a matter of luck that no one attempting the perilous journey across the Channel has yet lost a life – at least the ones we know about.