As of 3 May 2017, Parliament is dissolved and there are no Members of Parliament until after the General Election on 8 June 2017. This site was established while I was an MP. I am now a parliamentary candidate for the election on June 8th
Speaking on the Royal Charter on press conduct - 18/03/13
Today I spoke about the new system of independent press self-regulation underpinned by a new Royal Charter during the debate on the Crime and Courts Bill. The Bill includes some of the incentives designed to encourage publishers to join the new system, including exemplary damages and costs.