Campaigns

Crime

I have spent my career working in criminal justice, first as a barrister and then a part-time judge.  When I became an MP nine years ago, I immediately started serving on Parliament’s Justice Select Committee.  Prime Minister David Cameron subsequently appointed me as one of the chief law officer

Getting Brexit Done

 

Like every Conservative candidate at this vital election, I am determined to get Brexit done and let this great country move forward.

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.

Going Green

Protecting our cherished environment is one of my primary focuses.

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.

Improving and Protecting our NHS

Health Secretary Matt Hancock came to South Swindon recently to campaign with me on the doorstep. Matt said no other MP had lobbied him more than me on local NHS services.

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