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 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.

Robert's 2018 Highlights in 60 Seconds

2018 was a very busy year indeed with much to celebrate both locally and nationally. Here are just some of my highlights from last year - in 60 seconds!

Robert Courts MP

Robert Welcomes Police Funding Boost

Last week, the Government announced a significant increase in funding for Thames Valley Police. The extra £32.7 million is made up of a £4.5 million increase in our annual grant funding; £4.3 million grant for additional pension costs and, potentially, £24 million from precept funding.

Robert Raises Safety of Horse Riders in Road Safety Debate

Robert said: "Whilst I welcome the review of the Highway Code, I would like to see greater guidance with regard to the safety of horse riders.  We have a great many horse riders in West Oxfordshire and I am keen to ensure the safety of everyone on our roads - be they a driver, cyclist, or horse r

Robert Speaks in Support of the Agriculture Bill

Robert has expressed his strong support for the Government’s Agriculture Bill, which he described as setting out a “bold and ambitious vision” for the future of British farming.

Robert visits local family farm to discuss the Agriculture Bill

Robert said, "Thank you to Mike and team for taking the time to show me around the farm and discuss the upcoming Agriculture Bill over a cup of tea.  This is one of the key pieces of legislation that will set up how our country will be once we leave the European Union.  It is very important that