Assisted Suicide

Many thanks for taking the time to contact me about assisted suicide. I couldn’t attend the debate due to other commitments, but I remain opposed to legalising assisted suicide.

Animal Cruelty

Many thanks for taking the time to contact me about animal cruelty sentencing.

I understand your concerns on this issue and I agree that there is no place in this country for animal cruelty. I want to make sure that those who abuse animals are met with the full force of the law.

Northern Ireland Bill

Many thanks for taking the time to email me about the forthcoming Northern Ireland Bill next week.

Greenest Government

Environment: Protecting our environment for future generations:

- A key part of our mission to build a Britain fit for the future is delivering our commitment to leave the environment in a better state than we found it.

Improving Education

One of my key priorities has been making sure that Swindon delivers high quality education services and support to all of its children, from pre-school through to college and beyond.

A Stronger Economy

Since 2010, I have fought hard to maintain and grow a strong local economy that is supportive of businesses and creates jobs.

There are now more people in work in Swindon than the national average. The average rate across the country is 71.8 per compared to 75.9 per cent here in Swindon.

Over 7,400 more apprenticeships have also been created. This means that more young people in Swindon are earning and learning, getting the skills they need for a successful and secure future

Campaign to end Loneliness in Swindon

Robert and Swindon Seniors Forum have been working together over the past 18 months on a local campaign to tackle loneliness, with the aim of bringing together key organisations in and around Swindon to discuss the excellent work that is already taking place locally, as well as discussing what fu

Improving Transport

As your local MP, I have worked to make transport in and around Swindon, safe, efficient and fast. I will continue working hard to secure the continued investment in our town’s road network, such as the Thamesdown Drive extension.

Defending our Nation

Britain’s defences are strong. Under this government we have chosen to use our hard-earned economic strength to support our armed forces and give them what they need to help keep Britain safe. Our investment is rising year-on-year to tackle the complex, diverse and multiple threats we face. The UK continues to spend the fifth-most on defence in the world, now surpassing France.

I have pushed to increase military spending in real terms and meet NATO’s target for 2% of GDP to be spent on defence. I have also helped to secure military equipment for our armed force.