European News

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.

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.

The Government’s Business Rates Revaluation

As has widely been discussed in the press, all businesses in England will soon start receiving rates bills based on a new valuation of their premises, something that is carried out by the independent Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

New Clause 110 of the EU Notification of Withdrawal Bill

Following the update I posted on my website last Friday, I wanted to provide local residents with an explanation as to why I voted against the Government on Tuesday night, supporting New Clause 110 of the EU Notification of Withdrawal Bill.

The leadership of the Conservative Party

With Michael Gove, who I supported, having now been eliminated from the leadership contest, I will be giving my full support to Theresa May. Michael had a lot to offer, and I am sure that he will continue to play a big role in the service of the Conservative Party and our country.

Following the Referendum

In the space of a fortnight, Britain’s political landscape has changed beyond measure.