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Remembering David Amess

Sir David Amess MP was a devoted public servant who will be greatly missed. It was a privilege of mine to count him amongst my friends. We both entered the Commons in the 1983 intake and have campaigned together for a number of causes since.

Panel Discussion at Party Conference

I was pleased to take part in a panel discussion organised by the Cornerstone Group at this year's Conservative Party Conference.

Planning Decisions Must Be Made Locally

In questions to the Leader of the House today, I pointed out that the planning application for a solar farm near Gainsborough won't be decided locally by West Lindsey District Council.

Persecuted Christians in Central Africa

I spoke in the debate on violence against Christians in Central Africa.

As citizens in a free and safe country, we are obliged to draw attention to places where people are suffering for their faith.

Sorting Out Parliament's Restoration

The House of Commons has voted to approve my appointment to the board overseeing the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster.

Inspecting the Caistor Road

At last there are no traffic lights on Caistor Road A46 out of Market Rasen

They have been there too long, months, as the site of new housing development is cleared.

Lincolnshire County Council must do better in ensuring less disruption with these developments.

New Houses at Willingham Road, Lea

Today I visited the new homes being built at Willingham Road in Lea.

West Lindsey District Council must ensure that the planning conditions on all 62 houses in this rural location are complied with.

Afghanistan

I have had two private meetings with the Foreign Secretary with other MPs this week and last.

Save Our Cash in East Barkwith

Last month I dropped in on my friend David Ward, the ever resourceful and pro-active subpostmaster at East Barkwith.

We are supporting the Save Our Cash campaign. Paying by card or contactless is useful, but we need to make sure people can still pay by cash.

Flying the Flag for Lincolnshire

It was great to see the Lincolnshire flag flying in Parliament Square in the middle of England's capital for Historic County Flags Day.