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My statement on Chequers Agreement

I have received a large amount of correspondence about the ‘Chequers Agreement’ on our proposed future relations with the EU. To be clear, the agreement is a negotiating position, not a ‘deal’.

Debate to tackle five-year land supplies

Tackle five-year land supplies to help solve the housing crisis

If national politicians can agree on one thing it’s that we need to build more homes. If local communities can agree on one thing, it’s where not to build them. At the heart of this great tension sits the planning system.

Champions stepping up to save turtle doves in 2018

June has been a BIG month for turtle doves. One of the UK’s (and Europe’s) most threatened birds, their plight has inspired farmers, politicians, birders and nature-lovers to step up to help save them.

NFU South Suffolk Farmers meeting

Last Friday I met with a group of South Suffolk farmers in Polstead to discuss the current issues and opportunities that they are encountering in their work. A big thank you to the NFU for organising the meeting and to the Lock family for hosting and providing delicious bacon sandwiches.

Suffolk Day 2018

I was pleased to work with my Westminster colleagues to highlight the things that we love most about our brilliant county. There has been a fine array of Suffolk producers on display in Parliament's Jubilee Room. In Suffolk there has been hundreds of events especially for Suffolk day.