Good morning! Forgive the early morning mail; I'm on Good Morning Britain this morning at 0645hrs, and then the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 at 0730hrs talking about the demise of Phil Shiner, who drove many of the allegations against British Troops ...
February 3, 2017B
It’s been one of the most important weeks in Westminster as far as Plymouth is concerned, for quite some time.The week started with a deluge of rain, resulting in severe consequences for our rail-link, cutting us off again for 48 hours after flooding at Cowley Bridge. This had in some ...
November 25, 2016B
When I was asked to write this piece I thought long and hard about it. It is very difficult to exactly pin down what a modern man is. Gone are the stereotype divides betwixt the sexes; or at least we are getting that way I hope....
November 14, 2016B
Together, with Gary Streeter MP, we wrote to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to try and secure funding from Growth Deal 3 for Plymouth rail station.You can read the letter here. This letter follows another written by the Plymouth MPs in October, before the Secretary of ...
November 9, 2016B
Early intervention in mental health treatment works. It works before a patient gets too poorly; it works because early intervention practices are cheaper and therefore more accessible; and it works because it happens when a person has insight into their condition and can implement therapies and coping mechanisms more effectively.So ...
October 18, 2016B
A number of constituents have been in touch about an issue to do with an 11 Plus sitting and I wanted to respond here in case there were any other concerned constituents who had not yet been in touch.My office have made contact with Plymouth City Council regarding the allegations ...
September 27, 2016B
This week we have exposed what is fast becoming Britain’s dirty little secret.I sat down with one of the lawyers representing over 200 servicemen and women who have had to turn to the private sector for legal and pastoral support which should have been provided, with ...
September 25, 2016B
It has been one of the busiest weeks in the job.I did my Autumn surgery tour this week, having a series of drop in events in every ward across Plymouth Moor View. It was terrific to see so many of you turn up and give me your thoughts; I am ...
September 24, 2016B
Has there ever been a betrayal of our servicemen and women quite like this?I have only just started chairing my parliamentary select committee inquiry into the post-operational support given to our Armed Forces personnel undergoing the judicial process, and I feel deeply ashamed.Strong ...
September 18, 2016B
Mark Lancaster TD MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel Ministry of Defence Whitehall London SW1A 2HBOur Ref: ZA3838 6 September 2016 Dear Mark,It was good to see you yesterday and I hope you enjoyed a ...
September 6, 2016B