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End-game for our Prime Minister but still no Brexit

The turmoil in Parliament allows me to explain how legislation is passed by Parliament (or not as the case may be). This week, the Prime Minister unveiled plans to introduce the EU Withdrawal Agreement in the form of legislation.

Bringing about change that's positive

This week the team involved in the huge renovation project of Parliament unveiled plans for the new House of Commons chamber. This will be built on the former site of the Health Department. Of more interest to me is what we can do to the remainder of the Parliamentary estate.

Others must follow in our green footsteps

This week in Westminster, we have been conducting our business behind the backdrop of the climate change protest organised by the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ movement.

Finding a new solution to deliver Brexit

Our failure to leave the European Union by the end of March now sees us given another extension until the end of October to get an agreement through Parliament. If we can achieve this earlier, we avoid the humiliating feature of European Parliamentary elections in May.

A tumultuous week in politics

Since my last column, I was pulled out of the ballot twice in successive Prime Minister’s Questions.

Brexit decision is an invidious choice

It’s been another tumultuous, and disappointing, fortnight in Parliament. A new party has been formed, and I lost three of my own colleagues to join eight from the Labour Party. The principle driver for this split was a demand from these eleven MPs for a second EU referendum.

Giving full resources to our schools

In addition to visiting local schools, and jobbing as a lollipop man, I have had three schools visit Parliament this week for a Q&A. I have also been using my voice in Parliament to support the funding needs of our local schools.

Brexit: no majority for other solutions

In this column, I try and capture what has been going on inside Parliament. With saturation coverage across the media this week, I feel I am recycling news but will try and deliver something extra!

Getting a better deal from public transport

New Year ushers in the latest annual rail fare increase. At just over 3%, and pegged to inflation, this year’s increase is lower than many from the previous 20 years but will rightly be greeted by frustration from passengers who have received a poor service over the last year.