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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.

July Article

At this time of year South Suffolk really does explode into vibrant natural splendour. It’s the open gardens season, with flora and fauna to the fore, and a chance for all of us to enjoy Suffolk at its best.

70 Years of our NHS and we will make it work

Next week we will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of our National Health Service. Wherever you stand on the detail of how we take forward our NHS with all the pressures it faces, few would surely argue with the recognition and plaudits bestowed on our great national institution in recent weeks.

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.