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The Rural Fair Share Campaign


I have begun the new Parliamentary year by focusing on the gap between Government spending in urban and rural areas.  As a member of the Rural Fair Share group, I attend regular meetings and met colleagues this week to discuss the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement.

The Syrian debate in the House of Commons


Instead of my usual article, I thought it would be helpful to circulate an abridged version of my contribution to the Syria debate in the House of Commons.

Improving the A5

I made improving communications a key priority in my re-election campaign.  I am determined to see improvements to broadband, mobile telephones, rail and roads during this Parliament.