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Thank you for visiting my website.

I am honoured to have been elected as the Member of Parliament for the Devizes Constituency at the 2010 General Election and will do my utmost to repay your trust.  I hope that this site will give you a good idea of what I stand for and believe in.  I think it is very important that everyone involved in politics works to make their views and the democratic process as transparent and accessible as possible, so please do look around the site, let me have your feedback and contact me if you would like more information on anything. 


Voting extended until 14 September! There are many wonderful independent shops in the towns and villages across the Devizes Constituency and and I have launched a competition to recognise the best!  Vote Now for your favourite independent shop in Devizes, Marlborough, Tidworth or in a Small Town or Village in the Devizes Constituency. 


26 AUG 2014

Gazette and Herald Column 21st August

We got home from our holidays with no Recall, although with the situation in Iraq worsening and the repugnant development of apparently British citizens engaged in horrific public acts like beheadings, there is a frantic level of government activity going on and we will stand by ready for any Recall ahead of the official return date for Parliament of September 1st. Click here to read more...


18 AUG 2014

Gazette and Herald Column 14th August

Will we or won't we be needed back in Westminster? With many MPs away on family holidays and the situation in Iraq unraveling by the day, the question as to whether Parliament should be recalled is an urgent and important one, and if required, and as has happened several times in the last four years, I will be on the way home to debate, listen and vote on the appropriate course of action. Click here to read more...


07 AUG 2014

Gazette and Herald Column 7th August

With Parliament in Recess I am now based at home in Wiltshire and am able to spend a few weeks doing what feels like a normal job, where I start and end the day in the same place. Click here to read more...


04 AUG 2014

Gazette and Herald Column 31st July

How do we commemorate the unimaginable? That is the issue for the whole country as we approach August 4, 2014, which marks the 100th anniversary of the ultimatum given by the then Prime Minister HH Asquith to the leaders of the Austria-Hungarian empire that they should stand down from hostility.  Click here for more...



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