Last Friday morning the votes were finally counted and, in addition to returning a majority Conservative government, the people of Bridgwater and West Somerset sent me back to Westminster. I am enormously proud and very grateful indeed to … [Read more...] about Thank you for supporting me
South West One was created in 2007. It was an accident waiting to happen from the word go. Unfortunately not one of the participants was prepared to listen to the word 'stop'. The County council, Taunton Deane council and Avon and Somerset … [Read more...] about I told them it wouldn’t work
I am proud to be one of many MPs from all parties who are backing the Alzheimer's Society campaign to win better diagnosis and more help for victims of this debilitating disease. Throughout the constituency there are hundreds of people … [Read more...] about Alzheimer’s campaign
A pal of mine sent me a few snaps from one of my favourite West Somerset haunts this weekend. Watchet may well have been the place where Samuel Taylor Coleridge came up with the idea for his epic poem "the Ancient Mariner". After the … [Read more...] about Watchet’s not so super “super tide”
When government departments try to find miracle digital solutions to things it usually costs the taxpayer a small fortune and often ends in tears. The latest appalling mess involves farmers in a saga of sorry failure created by the Rural … [Read more...] about Another computer disaster!