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Protecting the South Sandwich Islands

Today I’ve written to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to ask him to make the oceans around the South Sandwich Islands a Marine Protected Area.

Guy Verhofstadt - Exiting the EU Committee

I'm encouraged that the European Parliament's stance means Brits working in the EU can still transfer around Europe after Brexit. Watch my questions to Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's Brexit Coordinator here:

St Aldates Housing Development

I recently visited St Aldates in Gloucester to see how the brand new Rooftop Housing Group development is doing. Find out more about these new homes:

Don't Drink and Drown

This week’s campaign from the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) to reduce drowning is the most relevant for coastal communities. I talked to them with Amber Rudd, whose Hastings constituency has seen a few tragic deaths of residents.

NHS IT Systems

The largest ever new injection of funds into our NHS is a triumph and it shows the outstanding priority of this Government. Nevertheless we must improve our underperforming IT systems to help our hard-working staff at Gloucester Hospitals Trust and enable them to spend more time on patient care.

EU Withdrawal Bill - Immigration

I believe the British people want their MPs to take the decisions over who can come here and work based on the needs of the country, the skills required, and on whether the individuals coming here have them. I don't think they differentiate bewteen those from Croatia, China or the Commonwealth.

EU Withdrawal Bill - Trade

Leaving the EU is clearly a risk - it's not one that all of us thought was worth the potential return - but if we're to make the most of doing so then membership of the EEA and the Customs Union is not the way to satisfy anyone.

Brexit Response: Betrayal or Disaster?

Thank you to all constituents who have emailed me about the EU Withdrawal Bill this week, and the various Lords amendments that we debated for two days.