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Changes to the Civil Service

Having worked in several departments across my time as an MP, I have the utmost respect for the Civil Service and the hardworking individuals that help to ensure the country continues to run smoothly. Though some constituents have contacted me with concerns over upcoming changes to the Service, rest assured that these are made to…

Philip Green’s Knighthood

The report of the two Parliamentary committees into BHS was very concerning, and shows why the Government is determined to tackle corporate irresponsibility and reform the economy so it works for everyone, not just the privileged few. I stand by the comments that I made about Philip Green on ITV’s The Agenda. Green is the embodiment of…

Civil Service Pay Guidance

Thank you for contacting me about the Civil Service pay guidance. I appreciate the hard work civil servants have undertaken in recent years to deliver more for less, which has made a significant contribution to consolidate Britain’s finances. The public sector pay cap was never intended to be a permanent or long-term solution, and I…

Proportional Representation

I do not support Proportional Representation in its rawest form as I believe the link between an MP and a constituency is vital. However, I think it is worth looking at the Additional Member System (AMS) which is in use in the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. You can read more about the AMS here.

MP’s Pay

MP’s pay is now set by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, MPs themselves do not have a role in setting their own pay. IPSA sets and regulates MPs’ salaries, pensions, business costs and expenses.