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EqualiTeas

You are invited to take part in EqualiTeas (18 June-2 July 2018) a UK-wide celebration of our democratic equality that will mark the 90th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1928 in which all people were given the right to vote on an equal basis.

New Ban on Ivory Sales

Today I was delighted to see that the UK will be introducing a ban on ivory sales.

Vote 100

Yesterday marked an important centenary in British Politics. On February 6th 1918, the 1918 Act was passed after years of protest and debate for women’s suffrage.

UK Parliament Week 2017

I recently had the pleasure of attending UK parliament Week with a number of pupils from Bournemouth Schools at the Town Hall.

UK withdrawal from the EU

As we discuss the terms for Brexit with our European counterparts, Theresa May has made it clear that the Government will get the best deal for Britain and is committed to building a country that works for everyone.

Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Councils to Merge.

On the 7th of November, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced that he was 'minded to' implement the locally led proposal for improving local government in Dorset. 

Public Sector Pay

I have received a number of emails this week from constituents regarding the recent Labour amendment which was tabled last week, to end the public sector pay freeze. I want to give my thoughts on this matter, and to explain why I voted against Labour’s amendment last week.

'The Great Get Together'

I am posting some photos here from a local event held in Bournemouth at the weekend in memory of Jo Cox, the former MP for Batley and Spen who was so tragically murdered one year ago as she made her way to meet local constituents.