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Standing for Speaker

When a vacancy occurs I intend to stand for the office of Speaker. I would be a traditional speaker who does not speak much. Like a judge I would, by my conduct and dress, submerge my personality into the office. I would be rigidly impartial.

Indicative Votes

Many constituents have written in asking how I've voted in the numerous indicative votes that have been placed before us in the House of Commons recently.

Constructive proposal on limiting the backstop

In the hope of ensuring we leave the European Union on time I have shared with Conservative colleagues and members of the DUP what I hope is a constructive proposal to break the current impasse on the proposed Withdrawal Agreement.

Minister Confirms More Cash for Lincolnshire Police

Policing Minister Nick Hurd has confirmed to Sir Edward Leigh, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Gainsborough, that the government will boost funding for Lincolnshire Police in response to pressure from local Conservative MPs.

Sir Edward Leigh Objects to Proposed Gainsborough Bank Branch Closure

Sir Edward Leigh, the long-serving Member of Parliament for Gainsborough, has written to the Chief Executive Officer of Santander Bank, Mr. Nathan Bostock, requesting that he reconsiders the proposed closure of the bank’s branch in Market Street, Gainsborough. He wrote:

Appointment to the Privy Council

The Queen has been pleased to approve that Sir Edward Leigh MP, Philip Dunne MP and Sir Roger Gale MP be sworn of Her Majesty’s most Honourable Privy Council. -- HM Government (link)

Sir Edward Leigh commented: