Welcome to my website
Welcome to my website.
I am honoured to serve the people of Oxford East as Member of Parliament, as I have for over 25 years. We had a significant swing here to Labour at the last election, bucking the trend in the rest of the country, including a large number of people who voted for me across party lines. I will always stand up for local people, and do my best to make sure your views are represented in the Commons and to government.
I share the concerns many local people have about some of the policies that are being pursued by the coalition government. The impact of the recession and savage government cuts has been tough for many people in Oxford. I am on your side against damaging cuts to public services and changes to welfare and housing legislation that make life that much more difficult for families on low incomes.
I will continue to listen to my constituents, to judge policies on their merits, and to speak up for our community here in Oxford. My priority is to ensure that we protect the jobs, services and facilities we all need and make the most of our wonderful city - as well as doing all I can to make sure that Britain fulfils its responsibilities for a sustainable environment and to combat global poverty.
I am on your side. What matters most to me is representing you. If there are any issues you want to raise with me, or problems you need help with, please do let me know.
With best wishes,