Our community needs a better transport system, from trains and buses to roads and cycling. Living in Bladon, I know first-hand that that congestion on the A40 is a daily issue for many of us, and we need reliable public transport to provide a realistic alternative.
I know we all agree that West Oxfordshire needs more affordable homes - to rent or buy. However, these new homes must be at the right price in the right place, and any new development must come with the extra infrastructure needed to support it.
As a father to two young children, and with a wife who is a governor at a local school, I know just how important it is to have superb local schools to choose from, and how crucial education is to every child's development. This is never truer than in today's fast-changing, high-tech world.
West Oxfordshire is a thriving area with many small businesses and I work hard to provide a strong voice for our local wealth creators. I am determined to ensure that our thriving local economy continues to grow, providing even more good jobs for local people.
People across West Oxfordshire rely on our railways to get to work and to visit family and friends. With heavy congestion on our main roads, it is essential that we have railways that are fit for the future and a transport system that keeps us moving.
The armed forces are a key part of the identity of West Oxfordshire. RAF Brize Norton is the largest military air base in Europe and home to a third of the Royal Air Force, and those who live and work at the base contribute strongly to our community.
As a keen conservationist, environmental issues are a priority of mine in Parliament and in West Oxfordshire. One of the reasons West Oxfordshire is so special is the beautiful countryside which surrounds us and the diverse wildlife that inhabits it.
I have long argued for and pressed the Government to take a strategic look at the UK's future air capability. It is important that we adopt a long-term, strategic vision that unites military and industry needs. This will provide not only better value for money for the tax payer, but also more c
We are so lucky to have a wealth of both natural beauty and other attractions which encourage millions of visitors to Oxfordshire each year. With historical attractions such as Blenheim Palace, and family friendly Cotswold Wildlife Park and Crocodiles of the World, our tourist economy is booming
We are lucky in West Oxfordshire to have so many volunteers and groups who want to get involved and make their local community a better place. Since becoming your MP, I have made a strong effort to highlight all the fantastic work they do; it is these community groups that really are the glue th
As a representative in Parliament for a largely rural constituency, I am acutely aware of a wide variety of issues and concerns which come with modern, rural living. Be that transport links, mobile signal, internet connections and rural schools and shops, and of course wider issues for those who
The Prime Minister has just announced the Government's COVID-19 Winter Plan. The headline point is that the national lockdown will end, as planned, on 2 December, and will be replaced by a strengthened localised tier system.
On 2 December, across all of England, regardless of tier:
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