Member of Parliament for Mid Worcestershire ..
Opposition Whip ..
HOUSE OF COMMONS, LONDON, SW1A 0AA ..
Tel: 01905 763952 ..
Email: [email protected] .
On this page I offer some links to organisations that are involved with issues that interest me and which, I hope, may interest you too. Of course, there are links on other pages too, but these are some I use regularly.
Environmental issues matter more and more. An organisation that does really good work and which I’m proud to belong to is the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
International development charities like Water Aid, Oxfam and Christian Aid do great work among the poorest people in the world. All of these and many more can be contacted via the One World homepage
Social problems in Britain should concern all of us. One campaigning organisation I don’t always agree with, but still admire is Shelter
A marvellous source of information on social issues is the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Religion still has a powerful message in the modern world. I may be a Christian, but I am proud to stand up in defence of the rights of all religious groups. Above all, we should respect each other’s deepest beliefs. As an Anglican I value the so-called “establishment” of the Church of England, which maintains a strong link between parliament and the church. The Worcester diocese website is a good read; I am Chair of the Worcester Cathedral Council.
Theatre is one of my passions. The Worcester Swan theatre has some tremendous shows. We are lucky to be so close to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford
Sometimes, but not often, I can get to performances of the Royal National Theatre in London.
The British Government; this page gives you access to all the sites of individual government departments and to the Downing Street site, as well as the official page of the British monarchy
Opinion polls shouldn’t always be taken too seriously, but you might enjoy MORI’s site,
British politics can sometimes be a bit inward looking. We often forget our position in the wider world. Here you can explore this country’s contribution to the work of many valuable international organisations and get to know more about the British government itself.
The United Nations, international peacekeeper and so much more
The European Union, of which Britain sometimes seems to be a somewhat reluctant member
Our MEPs do great work in the European Parliament, a body with growing powers to supervise the work of the European Commission and the Council of Ministers
The Council of Europe, a much larger group of countries than the European Union, possible its best-known organisation is the European Court of Human Rights, often confused with the EU’s European Court of Justice
As a member of the UK branch executive committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association I attach great importance to our historic links with the Commonwealth which still bring great benefits to our country and to the other members of the Commonwealth