National Campaign Responses

Every day Gillian receives dozens of campaign emails from constituents concerned about a huge variety of issues. While individual constituency enquiries will be answered by email or letter, Gillian’s views on campaign emails can be found on this section of her website.

Supertrawlers

I share your concern about the protection and health of British waters, and I am fully aware of the impact that super trawlers have on marine life. Our waters are a precious natural resource and they must be managed carefully.

HS2

On the recommendation of the independent Oakervee review commissioned last year, the Prime Minister has given the go ahead to HS2, alongside major improvements to local transport networks up and down the country.
 

Coronavirus: Face Coverings

The Government is following scientific guidance to ensure that steps are taken to ensure that people are able to go about their business as safely as possible. The body of scientific evidence that has built up shows that the risk of transmission is made lower by wearing a face covering. 

Domestic Abuse Bill Amendments

I completely understand what an emotive issue this is, having received a large volume of letters regarding this topic and I appreciate there are always strong feelings on both sides of the argument. Regarding the proposed abortion amendments, NC28 was seeking to allow home abortions to take place

Coronavirus: Social Care

I believe we must all receive dignified care in old age. As our population ages, this is one of the biggest challenges our country faces.

MPs Office Budgets

I understand there has been some concern regarding additional funding for MPs expenses due to Coronavirus. I would like to clarify that this is an increase to the office costs budget and does not personally benefit MPs or staff in any way.  
  

Transition Period Extension

As I am sure you are aware, the deadline for an extension under the Withdrawal Agreement has now passed and the European Commission has confirmed this is a “definite conclusion” of the matter.

Immigration Health Surcharge

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) was brought in to ensure that temporary users of the NHS from outside the EEA are making a fair contribution to the functioning of our national asset, regardless of their employment status.

FCO and DFID Merger

The Prime Minister has announced that the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) and The Department for International Development (DFID) will merge to create a new overseas department.

Black History

The conversations regarding Black Lives Matter and the work to tackle racial injustice has provided an opportunity to learn about Black history and voices. I am therefore pleased that schools have the freedom to teach it from primary school age onwards, as part of the history curriculum.

Animal Cruelty (Sentencing Bill)

There is no place in this country for animal cruelty, and we must ensure that those who abuse animals are met with the full force of the law.

Gender Recognition Act

I recognise that more must be done to help transgender people with the unique and difficult challenges that they face. Trans women are women and trans people deserve equal and fair access to healthcare, safe spaces, and opportunities, as well as to live their life with dignity.
 

Belly Mujinga

It is vital that we keep our transport system going but also protect transport staff.

Black Lives Matter

The recent events in the USA have been heart-breaking and sent shockwaves around the world. I stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter; equality makes us stronger.

MPs Returning

Understandably, many people are concerned about Members returning to the House, especially in regard to containing the spread of Covid-19 and voting.

Dominic Cummings

I have received many emails on this matter and I wanted to ensure I had a broad view of the situation before responding.

5G Rollout

The government’s Telecoms Supply Chain Review set out plans to implement one of the toughest regimes in the world for telecoms security.

Fur Free Britain

I support the highest standards of animal welfare so in addition to fur farming being banned in the UK, I am pleased to note that the importation of fur products is tightly regulated.

Agriculture Bill

The Agriculture Bill will allow us to introduce ambitious new land management schemes in England, based on the principle of “public money for public goods”, so that we can reward farmers and land managers who protect our environment, improve animal welfare and produce high quality food in a more