Campaigns

My Private Member's Bill

UPDATE: 29/01/16"The Ayes Have It"As of Friday the 29th January, I am delighted to say that my Private Member’s Bill, Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill, has passed report stage and third reading in the House of Commons and will now be sent to the House of Lords.

Wind Energy/Planning

Working to cut subsidies for wind farms and limit onshore wind farms are one of Chris' main policy focuses. He has made numerous speeches in Parliament on the topic and organized a letter to the Prime Minister signed by over 100 MPs calling for drastic cuts in on-shore wind farm subsidies.  Chris has also worked to call attention to the problems created by wind farms for local residents including noise, visual intrusion and their effect on wildlife.  He is working with a number of local communities, helping them to fight both wind-farm proposals and giving

Sports

Chris is the founder and former chairman of EU Sports Platform, which provided a voice for dozens of national and international sports governing bodies and individual teams and clubs in Brussels.  Chris is well known within football locally, nationally and internationally and it was his behind the scenes negotiations and common sense solution of allowing England players to wear poppies on their armbands that solved “Poppygate” in November 2011.  He has also served as Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Football and has spoken on racism in football and assa

Brexit

An open letter to constituents concerning the outcome of the EU Referendum: "The EU Referendum undeniably divided public opinion, with feelings on both sides of the argument running high. However, the majority of people acknowledge that the public gave their opinion in a free and fair referendum and that the outcome should be upheld. Theresa May has been clear that “Brexit means Brexit”, and there is no doubt that we are going to make a success of it. There must be no attempts to remain inside the EU, no attempts to re-join it through the back door and no second referendum. Given both the high turnout of the referendum and our 2015 election manifesto to “respect the outcome” of it, in my mind the Government has a crystal clear mandate to implement the result of the referendum and reflect the will of the British people.