To Raise and Push for Rural Issues in Parliament

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 work in the agriculture sector.

I have met with many of the parish councils in our rural villages and hamlets to discuss their concerns, and raised several matters with Ministers in Parliament.  Although there is welcome progress on some issues, such as the super-fast broadband roll-out across West Oxfordshire, there is still more to be done.

I am also in regular contact with many of the farmers who live and work in West Oxfordshire, and have done for generations.  Agriculture is one sector most effected by the UK's withdrawal from the EU, and I will work hard to ensure that West Oxfordshire is able to thrive from this opportunity.

News

Robert Visits Bruern Farms Estate

Robert said: "It was a pleasure to visit the beautiful Bruern Estate recently to discuss their commitment to sustainable farming and learn about how they are promoting biodiversity gain at the farm. Thank you for the enjoyable visit and interesting discussion."

Robert Hosts Water Action Day to Hold Thames Water to Account

I am passionate about ensuring we have clean and healthy rivers in West Oxfordshire. While we have delivered significant steps forward on reducing pollution from sewage overflows and agricultural run-off at a national level, I am determined to hold Thames Water to account locally.

Action for Animals - Animal Welfare Survey

To coincide with the launch of the Government's new Action Plan for Animal Welfare, Robert has launched an Animal Welfare Survey to enable West Oxfordshire residents to share their views.

Thames Valley Police Announce New Rural Crime Taskforce

Thames Valley Police to launch new Rural Crime Taskforce later this year 

Following funding from the Police & Crime Commissioner, allocated in the 2021/22 budget, Thames Valley Police are launching a new Rural Crime Taskforce later this year.