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Robert's Weekly Column - 2 February 2018

There was excellent news this week as the latest Centre for Cities report showed that Swindon continues to have one of the best-performing economies in the country. Swindon is ranked seventh in Britain when it comes to the rate of productivity per worker – up three places from a year ago.

Driver who killed best friend now jailed

A driver who killed his best friend will now serve time in prison after Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP referred his original sentence to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.

Robert's Weekly Article - 25th January 2018

Having met victims of stalking, it is clear that it can have terrifying consequences and make everyday life unbearable. The need to protect victims and stop perpetrators at the earliest opportunity is clear.

Robert's Weekly Article - 19th January 2018

This week's news about the future of Carillion, which amongst other things runs the main service contract at Great Western Hospital, meant that I contacted GWH's Chief Executive and received assurances about the position of Carillion staff at the hospital, who will continue to be paid for the vit

An update from Robert Buckland MP on East Walcot

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland has been dealing with reports of anti-social behaviour in East Walcot.

The Adver reported on Friday that people living in the area had spoken of a surge of anti-social behaviour in recent weeks.

Robert's Weekly Article - 10th January 2018

Parliament has returned this week following the Christmas and New Year Recess. It has been a busy few weeks over the festive period and a welcome opportunity to spend more time in Swindon, talking to fellow residents, attending local events and meeting with local businesses and charities.

It’s Time To Build On Defence Spending

Robert writes for the Independent

2018 marks several important anniversaries, but very high on that list has to be that it is seventy years since Eleanor Roosevelt’s unveiling of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Robert's Weekly Column - 4th January 2018

The news that 2017 was the cleanest and greenest year in Britain since the Industrial Revolution was a great way to end the year and go into 2018.