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Government response to COVID-19

We must all stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. If too many people become seriously unwell at one time, the NHS will be unable to handle it - meaning more people are likely to die, not just from COVID-19 but from other illnesses as well.

COVID-19 update

We must all stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. If too many people become seriously unwell at one time, the NHS will be unable to handle it - meaning more people are likely to die, not just from COVID-19 but from other illnesses as well. 

Question to the Foreign Secretary

In these unprecedented times, the Foreign Office and Members of Parliament are working hard to help constituents stuck overseas to return home.

Question to the Leader of the House

With Parliament debating the emergency Coronavirus Bill this week, it is vital that now and into the future, the Government must be held to account by Parliament in a way that is consistent with the advice on social distancing.

Coronavirus - Update

Below is the full text of an article in today’s Sunday Telegraph by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, summarising the Government’s latest position on coronavirus.

Flood update

Due to the heavy rainfall from Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge, we have seen flooding from rivers across my constituency. Currently, the total number of properties damaged by flooding in both the Forest of Dean District and Tewkesbury Borough areas of the constituency stand at 73.

Strong borders

Last week, the Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill was introduced in the House of Commons, representing an important milestone in paving the way for the new UK points-based immigration system. 

Our future relationship

On 31 January, this country left the EU and we are now entering a new chapter in our history. This Conservative Government, and I as your Member of Parliament, have honoured the expressed wish of a clear majority of people across the Forest of Dean and the country.  

New points-based immigration system

Last week the Government set out how it will take back control of our borders and end free movement of people with a new points-based immigration system.