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Environment Bill Reaction

“For those people who are concerned that coming out of the EU might mean some dilution of environmental standards - this is way tougher than anything in the EU at the moment. We are going to be world leaders in environmental protection, and I absolutely support that.”

Herald Column: October 17

So the men with shovels have been clearing up after another Queen’s Speech and all the pomp, ceremony and horse deposits it brings with it. Yet after waiting for the longest time in over 350 years for this one, like London buses there could be another one along in a minute.

Weekly look ahead: 15th October

This week I talk about an upcoming seminar with WASPI women, a meeting with the British Youth Council, my eco-tip (do send in any suggestions!) and a new Brexit deal.

The Queen's Speech

When people voted in the EU referendum, they voted for a better future for this country. But years of delay and indecision by politicians means the change they hoped for hasn’t yet been delivered.

Herald Column: October 10

So this week Parliament really did prorogue on Tuesday ahead of the Queen’s Speech on Monday when the Government’s programme for the forthcoming year will be set out following on from a lot of positive commitments made in last month’s Spending Review.

Weekly look ahead: 8th October

My weekly video where I talk about ‘Clean-Air Zones’ around schools, meeting with International Development Secretary Alok Sharma and presenting him with the fantastic work done by the pupils of Eastbrook Primary Academy, the climate change event at Ropetackle, my take on the ‘Henriques Report’ a

Women's Mental Health

It was a privilege to speak in the debate on ‘Women’s Mental Health’ in the Chamber, where I spoke about the impact that perinatal mental health is having on the mental health of generations of women in this country.