Sir Edward Saddened by Closure of RAF Scampton

The Red Arrows are set to stay in their home county of Lincolnshire and move to RAF Waddington after the closure of their current base RAF Scampton. With their planned new headquarters a short distance away from their current home, the aerobatic team will still take to the skies above Scampton to

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.

Getting On with the Work of Parliament

We are all suffering from lockdown fatigue but it is important to keep following the advice of Public Health England and to stay home as much as we possibly can. Parliament is not sitting at the moment but MPs are still working on numerous coronavirus cases.

Statement on Coronavirus

Many constituents have contacted me asking about the Coronavirus (Covid-19). I encourage everyone to keep up to date with and follow the advice provided by Public Health England available at

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.

Employment Rate Has Never Been Higher

Employment in our country continues to grow and is now at a record high – with more people in work than ever before and unemployment at its lowest since 1974, giving families the security of a good job and more money in their pockets thanks to another month of rising wages.

MP Slams Northern Ireland Abortion Framework Proposal

Sir Edward Leigh MP, the President of the Catholic Union of Great Britain, has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemning the proposed framework for introducing abortion to Northern Ireland as going “far, far beyond” what is legally required.