The Weston Mercury reports on the 'Right To Die Bill' that was debated in Parliament for the first time in 20 years and Weston's MP shares his thoughts on the Bill that was brought to the table.
John writes a fortnightly column for The Weston & Somerset Mercury as Weston-Super-Mare's MP, provides articles for numerous local and national publications, and is regularly interviewed by these avenues too. Copies of these articles and interviews are below:
Individual Voter Registration Will Bring Us Into Line With Every Other Serious Democracy in the World
In an article for The Huffington Post, John speaks about the long and overdue work of modernising our electoral rolls, the authoritative lists of who is eligible to vote.
A volunteer group which helps North Somerset's blind and partially-sighted people keep in touch with the news celebrated an important landmark this week.
In an article for The Weston Mercury, John asks readers to put themselves in the shoes of the Council employee who got a call one morning a few months back from someone claiming to be the notorious 'Banksy'...
In his most recent article for The Weston Mercury John tells readers about why he has always had a soft spot for Eric Pickles and how his most recent role serving the Government means he'll get to work with him a bit more...
The Guardian Article: Electoral registration changes will make voting fairer and reduce the risk of fraud
In an article for The Guardian, John explains why it is 'absolutely untrue' that anyone will accidentally find themselves unable to vote because of the change to individual electoral registration.
In this week's article for the Weston Mercury, John discusses that despite the best efforts of almost everyone involved, from the council to the Friends of the Old Pier and the ‘Save Birnbeck Pier’ group, with every passing day, the Old Pier gets a little bit weaker and more at risk from the elements...
In an article for the Western Daily Press John talks about why the SNP have decided they are quite happy to come across as unprincipled and spiteful and why it certainly isn't stupid that they've chosen to do so... but, we need to be clever and not rise to their bait. Done correctly English Votes for English Laws will get through and cement the UK more firmly together as a result.
The Weston Mercury report that street art, pedestrianisation and more outdoor events around Weston High Street are priorities moving forward with the town centre's regeneration. John, who has previously discussed his ideas of adding life to the town and encouraging building up-not-out' gives his thoughts...
In this week's column for the Weston Mercury, John talks about fairness and the importance of the newly introduced 'English Votes for English Laws' that was one of John's election pledges to Westonians prior to May's election.
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