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 Meets Northmoor Meat Company

Robert recently visited Northmoor Meat Company at their farm to learn about their business bringing sustainable, grass-fed beef straight to local plates.

Robert Contributes to Landmark Parliamentary Debate on Climate Change

Robert said: "In an landmark debate about the UK’s progress towards net zero carbon emissions, I made the point that, given that an opinion poll has found that 72% of the public are either very concerned or fairly concerned about climate change, the public would welcome more Parliamentary conside

Robert Welcomes Police Funding Boost

Robert has welcomed the passage of the 2019/20 Police Grant in Parliament, which means that funding for the police system will increase by up to £970 million next year - the biggest increase since 2010.