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Update – Brexit votes and the way forward

Following a number of significant votes last week on the Trade Bill and Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill, I feel it is important, as ever, to explain to residents the reasoning behind my votes, as well as put right a number of falsities and areas of misunderstanding that have been raised with m

Update – EU negotiations

Following my last update on 14 June, I have continued to work constructively with colleagues, whatever their views, both in the Government and on the backbenches, to seek a departure from the EU that prioritises business, prosperity and jobs.

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.

Bullers Wood temporary site given the green light

After what I appreciate has been an incredibly stressful and, at times, frustrating month for many families across Bromley and Chislehurst, I am delighted that it has been confirmed this afternoon that Bullers Wood School for Boys will be opening this September in temporary accommodation at 1 Wes

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.