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.

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Robert Welcomes Pledge for Fundamental Business Rates Review

Robert said: "Listening to the concerns of local business, I have campaigned tirelessly for a fundamental review of the business rates system through my role as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Small Business.

Robert Puts the Environment at the Heart of his Campaign

Robert said: "I made my first speech on climate change when I was at school - and have been a passionate conservationist ever since. Living in West Oxfordshire, with its beautiful green countryside and diverse wildlife, environmental considerations are always at the forefront of my mind.

Robert Questions Transport Secretary on Cotswold Line Progress

Robert has helped to deliver significant improvements to local rail services in West Oxfordshire in recent years, with additional car parking provision, platform extensions, upgraded facilities, world-class new trains - and a staff presence at Hanborough Station for the first time in over 50 year

Robert Hails Introduction of Landmark Environment Bill

Earlier today, the Government introduced the Environment Bill to Parliament.

This landmark Bill will tackle the biggest environmental priorities of our time, signalling a historic step change in the way we protect and enhance our precious natural environment.

Robert Continues his Volunteering Week with Chippy Green Gym

Robert's Volunteering Week continued today as he joined Chipping Norton Green Gym at one of their regular sessions. Chippy Green Gym are an independent community group that works on environmental conservation projects in Chipping Norton and the surrounding area.