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Why I voted to ban smoking in cars with children

Last night I voted to ban smoking in cars where a child is present. I wanted to thank all those of who took the time to contact me with your views on this issue and explain why I decided to vote for the ban.

Have your say on smoking in cars

On Monday I will be in the House of Commons voting on whether or not to ban smoking in cars carrying children. Since this touches on some very fundamental questions about individual rights, the Government have decided this should be a free vote, meaning MPs will not be voting along party lines. 

Meet Your MP in Red Lodge

I am looking forward to one of my regular ‘Meet Your MP’ events this Friday in Red Lodge. I really enjoy these as they give me the chance to speak to my local constituents about the issues they are concerned with, locally or nationally. Listening to people is a vital part of my job as West Suffolk’s MP and it is important I get the chance to talk with my constituents and hear from them directly.

We need a public meeting to discuss the A1307

Since being elected in 2010 one of the issues that has been raised with me time and again is the A1307. Haverhill is on the up and I think there is wide support for more infrastructure to support that. 

My first supermarket surgery in Haverhill

I’m looking forward to my first Supermarket Surgery in Haverhill this evening. It’s vital for me to do my job as Haverhill’s MP to hear from my constituents directly. Normal surgeries are important for getting into details with one person, but lots of people might not even think to contact their MP.

RAF Lakenheath has suffered a tragic loss

My heartfelt condolences are with the families and comrades of the airmen killed in the RAF Lakenheath helicopter crash. Lakenheath is a close-knit community, and I know that this tragic loss of life will be deeply felt.