Westminster News

Update: EU (Withdrawal) Bill - Lords' amendments

Now that the House of Commons is considering the Lords’ amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, I intend to post a series of detailed updates on my website to explain my rationale on particular votes as they arise, as I have endeavoured to do previously.

Update – EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Having successfully passed through the Commons on 17 January, the EU (Withdrawal) Bill – the legislative mechanism that will allow us to incorporate EU law into UK domestic legislation – will begin being debated in the House of Lords today.

Amendment 7 – EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Following the regular updates I have been posting on my website, I wanted to tell residents why I voted against the Government last night, supporting Amendment 7 of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, moved by my Conservative colleague Dominic Grieve QC, the former Attorney General.

Update – EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Regardless of whether you voted leave or remain in the Referendum last year, I fully appreciate that for many people, the question of Brexit continues to generate very strong feelings on both sides of the debate.

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill

While I have made no secret of the fact that I would rather we were not leaving the European Union, as a democrat I respect the result of the Referendum and believe it is now important that we depart in an orderly fashion.

The Government’s Business Rates Revaluation

As has widely been discussed in the press, all businesses in England will soon start receiving rates bills based on a new valuation of their premises, something that is carried out by the independent Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

New Clause 110 of the EU Notification of Withdrawal Bill

Following the update I posted on my website last Friday, I wanted to provide local residents with an explanation as to why I voted against the Government on Tuesday night, supporting New Clause 110 of the EU Notification of Withdrawal Bill.