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I am honoured to have been elected as the Member of Parliament for the Devizes Constituency at the 2010 General Election and will do my utmost to repay your trust.  I hope that this site will give you a good idea of what I stand for and believe in.  I think it is very important that everyone involved in politics works to make their views and the democratic process as transparent and accessible as possible, so please do look around the site, let me have your feedback and contact me if you would like more information on anything. 


24 NOV 2014

Gazette and Herald Column 20th November

Economic news was brighter again this week. Click here to read more...


17 NOV 2014

Gazette and Herald Column 13th November

In a fitting tribute to our Armed Forces, I was delighted to hear this week that following many years of campaigning by Service Charities, Michael Fallon the Secretary of State for Defence announced that widows, widowers and surviving civil partners of all members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme will now retain their pensions for life even if they re-marry. Click here to read more...


11 NOV 2014

War Widows to Receive Pensions for Life

Widows, widowers and surviving civil partners of all members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme will now retain their pensions for life, fulfilling the Government's ongoing commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant. Click here to read more...


10 NOV 2014

Gazette and Herald Column 6th November

Every morning I receive a text from the Transport Commissioner for London, Sir Peter Hendy. Click here to read more...



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