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The Union

Exmouth Journal 

Mental health

Exmouth Journal 

Every school in East Devon is to be offered mental health first aid training to increase awareness around mental health and help to tackle the unacceptable stigma around the issue.

New Year

Exmouth Journal 

Social Care

Exmouth Journal/Sidmouth Herald 

The issue I have most been preoccupied with since returning to the backbenches has been the debate about social care provision.

Trump

Exmouth Journal 

Make no mistake a political earthquake took place in America when they voted in Donald Trump; an earthquake that has already sent shock waves across the globe.

BLOG: Refugees

There was a very poignant opinion piece in the Guardian I read last week by Nelofer Pazira under the headline ‘Possessions they can carry – but the soul of the refugee is left behind.’

Back to the Back Benches

Exmouth Journal Even 24-hour news Channels are struggling to keep up with the fast pace of events, from the murder of the Labour MP Jo Cox, to the EU referendum, the resignation of David Cameron, the Tory leadership contest with its Shakespearian overtones and the appointment of Theresa May and her new team. Add into this heady mix a Labour Party in collapse and an attempted coup in Turkey. Yes, there’s news aplenty!  Just as a football manager gets to appoint their team so does the PM and I fully support her right to have who she knows and trusts around her. 

BLOG: Why I am Supporting Theresa May

Theresa May is known to work on her red boxes until 3am, she studies every secret surveillance warrant that crosses her desk by M15 and takes as long as she feels necessary over policy decisions. She is not driven by a 24-hour media cycle to come to her decisions. Nor in gimmicks, focus groups or conjuring policies out of a hat. Her assessments are well thought through and she does not shy away from confrontation in defending them.