Animals DO Have Feelings: Michael Combats Fake News

Some readers will have seen a false claim that MPs voted in the House of Commons that animals do not have feelings. This incorrect story was sadly widely disseminated and was a perfect example of the increasing phenomenon of “fake news.”

Michael Summarises The Budget

On Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the Budget speech: the Government’s financial plan including the approximate costs and revenue of the Government.

Michael’s Annual Expenses Report: Major Savings for the Taxpayer

Your MPs Expenses: Annual Update

As in previous years I am pleased to report that I have significantly underspent my budget for staffing and office costs and continued my policy of claiming nothing for travel or similar incidentals in the last financial year.

Remembrance Sunday: Michael Remembers The Fallen

As the Member of Parliament for Northampton North I have many duties during the year, but none is more important than the laying of a poppy wreath at the War Memorial at All Saints Church in Northampton on Remembrance Sunday.

Michael Supports Government Action on Bees and Animal Slaughter Houses

The UK is a world leader in animal welfare and this Government is consistently taking action to protect our precious wildlife in this country.

Most recently, the Government announced its intention to place new restrictions on pesticides which are harmful to bees.

Michael Speaks From The Despatch Box Again!

As Deputy Leader of the House of Commons it is one of my duties to represent the Government during Pre-Recess Adjournment Debates – debates held just before the House of Commons goes into recess which allows MPs to raise any subject that they wish in the Chamber to which I then respond on behalf

Michael Arranges War Medal Decoration for WWII Veteran

George Verden is one of my constituents and is a 94 year old World War Two veteran. In December 2016, he came to see me saying he believed he might be entitled to medals he had not received in 1945.