Opinions

Edward Leigh: Praise For Officials and the Public

I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Councillor Lewis Strange. He was an absolute stalwart of our county and dedicated so much of his time and energy to serving the people of Lincolnshire.

Praise for Local Council and Residents of West Lindsey

This week I asked the Business Secretary a virtual question, saying that the best way to help small businesses in rural areas like ours is to beef up broadband in the long term, but that in the short term we need to allow businesses to business — not subsidise them to close.

Flooding, Through Trains, and Foreign Aid

Flooding continues to be a problem so last week I met with the Debra Campbell, Flood Risk Manager for the Environment Agency, and Andrew Haigh, their Senior Advisor for the East Midlands, to discuss how to get funding for rural areas to compensate farmers for flood plains.

Edward Leigh: Why I Am Voting for Gove

This is a sobering moment for the Conservative Party. It is nearly three years since the EU referendum and Brexit has not been delivered.

Temporary Commons Chamber in Portcullis House

A new proposal for a temporary Commons chamber during renovations to the Palace of Westminster would be more environmentally friendly, better value for money, and make better use of the limited space at hand than the current plan of the Restoration & Renewal Programme.