All in Brexit
The future of food, farming and our landscape will be determined by the Government’s Agriculture Bill. So why is it so short on detail? And barely even mention food?
From the arms trade to education funding, work-life balance and Brexit, David Drew MP led a thoughtful and wide-ranging discussion in Nailsworth on Saturday. Read a full account here
It is vital that Parliament has a meaningful vote on Brexit
“This week, parliament has a chance to decisively shape the Brexit process and to steer the government away from an extreme and destructive course.”
The year since the General Election, which saw David return to parliament to represent the Stroud constituency as its Labour MP. This report details his work over the first 12 months back in parliament.
Easter marks so many things in our calendar. For Christians, such as myself, it remains a period for reflection and renewal given the importance of message of sacrifice and resurrection....
Shortage of workers is already affecting every sector in Gloucestershire, from social care to farming and food production, delegates heard at a key event to discuss the impact of Brexit on the county and beyond.
David Drew, Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Labour MP for Stroud, addressed the NFU Conference 2018 in Birmingham on Labour’s vision for the future of farming.
Experts joined me and Clare Moody MEP for the Gloucestershire Brexit Summit on Friday to look at the impact of Brexit on farming and business and discuss the way forward.
Read my response letter...
Mr Drew has signed a joint letter to Environment Secretary Michael Gove calling for a ‘Green Brexit’ which makes climate change a priority for agriculture policy.
One of the major opportunities that MPs have is the ability to ask oral and written parliamentary questions (PQs).
In the constituency office we are now well and truly settled in, with a full contingent of staff since the end of last year.
The numbers are stark: eight areas in Gloucestershire breached EU guidelines on air pollution, contributing to 238 deaths in the county. This is why we need to take action now.
As we approach the end of a tumultuous year, I want to thank you all most sincerely for re-electing me to serve Stroud...
The era of automatons is already well underway. But legislation has not adjusted to this new reality – it needs to be re-examined and made fit for purpose.
Nine months on since damning Ofsted report into Gloucestershire's Children's Services, there is still not enough being done to protect vulnerable children