Campaign Responses

While individual constituency enquiries are answered by email or letter, I will be adding my responses to various national campaign emails on this section of my website. You may also be able to find the information you are looking for on the website of the relevant Government department.

Please be aware that I took the decision before I was elected not to sign any Early Day Motions (EDMs). These have no chance of ever becoming law and, according to the House of Commons Library, cost £271 each to publish. I do not feel this is a good use of taxpayer’s money, nor do I feel this is an effective method of raising issues in Parliament. I continue to raise individual concerns with Ministers and on the floor of the House.

If you require any further assistance, you can contact me at ruth.edwards.mp@parliament.uk

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Agriculture Bill #saveourstandards Campaign

Thank you for contacting me about the amendments to the Agriculture Bill made in the House of Lords related to food standards and international trade, the Government’s new Agriculture and Trade Commission and childhood health and obesity.

Food standards and international trade

NHS Test and Trace App

Thank you for getting in touch with me about NHS Test and Trace programme and the accompanying NHS app.

Testing and NHS Test and Trace services are being provided through the NHS, with support from providers like Serco and Sitel.

Beer Duty Campaign

Thank you for getting in touch with me about cutting beer duty as a result of the pandemic. I share your concern about the future of pubs and the hardship caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Osime Brown Extradition

Thank you for contacting me about the extradition of foreign nationals convicted of crimes in the UK.  I do understand that cases like that of Osime Brown are very emotive for many people.

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill

The UK Internal Market Bill will ensure continuity and certainty for people and businesses ensuring that businesses in all parts of the UK can continue to trade seamlessly across the country as they do now, protecting jobs and supporting the economy as we recover from coronavirus.

Animal Welfare in Trade

Thank you for contacting me about maintaining and improving animal welfare standards through legislation.