Politics Blog - searching for "letters to my MP"
Today I'm asking Chris Skidmore MP to oppose the government's plans to scrap the Supplementary Vote and introduce FPTP for Mayoral & PCC elections.
Newly proposed boundary reviews threaten to tear Hanham away from the rest of our local communities. I have written to Chris Skidmore, MP for Kingswood, asking for his help with this issue.
The introduction of mandatory Voter ID is a solution to a problem which doesn't exist. It will disenfranchise millions of voters across this country.
I am deeply saddened by the news coming out of India about the latest wave of the COVID-19 crisis. One thing that could have prevented or reduced the damage caused by this current wave of the disease is access to the vaccine.
This is an incredibly dangerous piece of legislation which puts the UK on par with a number of failed states and dictatorships worldwide. If this bill passes unamended, it will be a dark day for democracy in Britain.
Chris Skidmore: Make votes matter, support electoral reform for the United Kingdom.
Allowing agents of the state to commit crimes up to and including murder, rape and torture is a slippery slope. Regardless of the supposed safeguards and oversights built into the bill, the reality is the current text would allow the government of the day to excuse the worst criminal offences of their agents carried out against political opponents.
I wrote to you back on January 26th this year to ask you to support an end to badger culling in the UK. I did not receive a reply, presumably because the government was busy pretending it wouldn't continue culling in order to avoid criticism, but now it has become clear that the government will press forward with the killing of tens of thousands of badgers this Autumn.
Will Chris Skidmore stand up to Boris Johnson on environmental standards? I wrote to him to find out (but don't hold your breath).
Will the government release the full text of any trade deal negotiated with the USA before signing it into force, so that the public can make an informed decision about whether or not we want the deal?
The government's response to the mistakes made by Dominic Cummings over the last few days has been, frankly, abysmal.
Any increase in air travel is a setback in the fight against climate change, and completely incompatible with the UK's net-zero targets.
Grouse shooting serves no ecological or societal purpose, other than target practice for the trigger happy, and in fact does great damage to the British countryside.
Another letter to Chris Skidmore! This time: End the badger cull.
I have written to my MP, Chris Skidmore, to ask him to commit to protecting the Hunting Act over the course of this Parliament.