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MPs get lobbied a lot. Pretty much daily. Its part of the job and there is a growing industry set up to influence us to act in all kinds of ways and pass all kinds of laws. I can’t recall the last time a lobbying exercise persuaded me to change tack.

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Sadly, the train I catch to London has experienced some difficulties in recent weeks and has been formed of 5 coaches rather than 10, resulting in severe over-crowding. This has meant me standing from Tiverton to Paddington on two occasions.

Continuing the fight for Fair Funding for local schools

MPs urge Chancellor to increase education funding and make it fairer

More than 80 cross-party MPs have written to Chancellor Philip Hammond urging him to increase school and special needs funding before permanent damage is done to the education of children across England.

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For those of us who love rugby and cricket, 2019 may well be remembered as the perfect year. Cricket: One day international world cup for men and women, both in the UK, followed by an Ashes test series against the old enemy.

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Barring unforeseen circumstances, Boris Johnson is going to win the Conservative Party leadership contest and become Prime Minister of our great nation in the week commencing 22nd July, just before the Parliamentary summer recess.

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“While Plymouth was a fuzzy down, Plympton was a Borough town,” so goes the old saying underlining Plympton’s historic credentials compared to its much younger rival.

Grappling with Brexit

Have you ever lain awake at night grappling with a seemingly insoluble problem? Those of us who are parents or who have run our own business certainly have!

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Have you ever lain awake at night grappling with a seemingly insoluble problem? Those of us who are parents or who have run our own business certainly have!

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The next few weeks at Westminster will be dominated by the leadership contest. The person elected to lead the Conservative Party will immediately become Prime Minister, so as Yoda might say: choose carefully we must.

Launch of South Devon ANOB

Last Friday I joined all those responsible for promoting the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as they launched the management plan at Battisborough House in the South Hams.

Do watch my short speech to find out more about why this is so important!