Articles

Update: EU (Withdrawal) Bill - Lords' amendments

Now that the House of Commons is considering the Lords’ amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, I intend to post a series of detailed updates on my website to explain my rationale on particular votes as they arise, as I have endeavoured to do previously.

Update – Thameslink and Southeastern timetable changes

As someone who travels from Chislehurst to Westminster every day using our local rail services, I am only too aware how busy and unpleasant the commute can already be, and understand the sort of problems many of us regularly face simply trying to get from A to B.

Crime in London

As someone that has lived and worked in London my entire life, I share the concerns that have been expressed to me in recent weeks about a surge in violent crime across our capital.

Update – EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Having successfully passed through the Commons on 17 January, the EU (Withdrawal) Bill – the legislative mechanism that will allow us to incorporate EU law into UK domestic legislation – will begin being debated in the House of Lords today.

Visit to the Mottingham Leg Club

Yesterday I was delighted to once again visit the fantastic Mottingham Leg Club, on this occasion with Raoul Pinnell, Chairman of Bromley Healthcare.

Amendment 7 – EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Following the regular updates I have been posting on my website, I wanted to tell residents why I voted against the Government last night, supporting Amendment 7 of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, moved by my Conservative colleague Dominic Grieve QC, the former Attorney General.

Rail Update

Since I posted my last rail update in August, I have continued to press representatives from the rail industry, as well as Ministers at the Department for Transport, on the improvements we all want to see in Bromley and Chislehurst.

Waste 4 Fuel clearance concludes

After years of protracted negotiations, I am delighted that the clearance of the Waste 4 Fuel site has finally come to an end.

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill

While I have made no secret of the fact that I would rather we were not leaving the European Union, as a democrat I respect the result of the Referendum and believe it is now important that we depart in an orderly fashion.