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Herald Column: August 1

After another hectic week which saw new Prime Minister Boris Johnson change most of the Cabinet and get off to a barnstorming start with an energising 2-hour debut at the Despatch Box, an exhausted Parliament starts the summer recess this week.

Herald Column: July 25

As I write we are still waiting to hear the outcome of the election of a new Conservative leader, so anything could have happened by the time you read this.

Tibet Bill

“It may seem like a remote issue - but it’s an important principle for human rights of minorities throughout the world, and the Tibetans have suffered for far too long”

Weekly look ahead: 22nd July

Discussing wildflowers, Tibet, the Lipoedema APPG and the Croquet World Championship in my weekly video.

Operation Encompass Drop in

Last Wednesday I met Dame Esther Rantzen and David and Elisabeth Carney-Haworth, both recently awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for their work safeguarding children from domestic abuse.

Herald Column: July 18

Thank you to all those who have entered my ‘Cutest Pet’ competition to mark the new Animal Cruelty Sentencing Bill introduced by the Government last week to up the punishment for cruelty to animals.

Disability Benefits Consortium report launch and drop-in

I today lent my support to 80 charities calling for better support for disabled people.

I attended the launch event in Parliament for the report ‘Has welfare became unfair?- the impact of changes on disabled people”.

Weekly look ahead: 16th July

My weekly video, where I discuss the persecution of Christians, Worthing Pride, the Leadership Race and my Eco-Tip of the week.

Beer Champions

It was an honour to receive a special award, in recognition of my support for the Long Live the Local campaign and helping to secure consecutive freezes in beer duty. I was presented with the ‘Beer Champion’ award, a unique tap-handle trophy created especially for the occasion.