This week I resume my place in Strasbourg at the Council of Europe - an organisation that predates the EU, yet harbours some of the most extraordinary bodies within it - like the Europoean Court of Human Rights, much criticised for its … [Read more...] about EU Referendum – what do YOU think?
I am ashamed to tell you that in some parts of the constituency it is almost quicker to send a letter by post than expect an email to arrive safely. High speed broadband remains a pipe dream if you live out in the sticks. This dismal state … [Read more...] about Helping to get better broadband
Last night the Association of Colleges held its annual reception at Westminster - in part to celebrate the success of Bridgwater College, which (once again) secured a prestigious Beacon award - this time for its excellent work for young … [Read more...] about Academic excellence!
This is great cider country. Somerset boasts some of the best in Britain. Hitherto small producers have been exempt from one of the taxes - but now, thanks to the European Union, they could be hit hard. This week a hefty petition was handed … [Read more...] about Save our Cider
I have just been elected joint Chair of the All-Party Group that specialises in gardening and horticulture. It is a an important subject within the constituency for individual residents, professional growers and educationalists alike. I am … [Read more...] about Digging for victory