What has Greg Smith been up to today?
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Sunny evening in Haddenham for get out the vote campaigning in the Bernwood Ward council by-election - vote for @conservatives candidate David Hughes - polls close at 10pm.
Today in the House of Commons, Group Co-Chair @gregsmith_uk celebrated Monday’s British Motorsport Day in Parliament and praised the industry’s innovation on sustainable fuels, particularly the impact it will have transport in the future.
The UK will provide an additional £1 billion of military support to Ukraine.
This will go towards capabilities including sophisticated air defence systems, innovative new electronic warfare equipment and vital kit for Ukrainian soldiers. 🇺🇦
👷♀️ In less than six months, we've helped 505,000 people secure a job.
Work is the best way to help people deal with global cost of living pressures.
Just voted for David Hughes in the @BucksCouncil Bernwood ward by-election. If you live in Aston Sandford/Chearsley/Haddenham/Ickford/Kingsey/Long Crendon/Shabbington/Worminghall please vote for a positive voice for the area, @conservatives candidate David Hughes, before 10pm!
.@gregsmith_uk with our letter to @BorisJohnson signed by MPs pressing for more truck stops and better roadside facilities for drivers. @roadfreightappg #RHAfacilities
The @appgmict has launched its report on the barriers to patient access to minimally invasive cancer therapies and how the NHS system and infrastructure are not set up to allow patients to access these potentially lifesaving treatments. Read more: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/62b2d3d11cc4af3af2e2cc2b/t/62bad76c8810ee672905bc4c/1656412020930/APPG+on+MICT+Barriers+to+Patient+Access+Report.pdf
From today ‘Harper’s Law’ is onto the statute book, introducing mandatory life sentences for anyone convicted of killing an emergency worker whilst committing a crime. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/public-safety-boost-as-major-justice-reforms-come-into-force
Fantastic to have so many representatives of UK motorsport in Parliament today to demonstrate the scale of innovation and engineering that must be embraced for the future, including synthetic fuels #OurEclecticFuture #MotorsportUK
Thank you to everyone who joined us for #BritishMotorsportDay at the Palace of Westminster, as we demonstrated the innovations of #motorsport engineers who are pioneering new forms of propulsion by creating an eclectic range of solutions.
We have launched an inquiry into self-driving vehicles.
Share your views - submit written evidence by 22 August.
Find out more here: https://committees.parliament.uk/work/6795/selfdriving-vehicles/
Outstanding - British engineering driven by British driver @maxchilton smashes the @fosgoodwood hill climb record! Pleasure to meet Max and congratulate in person afterwards with fellow @ParliamentMotor Co-Chairman @JamesSunderl
He’s done it again! @maxchilton has just broken the Timed Shootout and his outright record in the McMurtry Spéirling. The VW ID.R has been beaten with a ridiculous time of 39.081 seconds. The Future of Motorsport Power presented by @dhlexpressuk #gw_DHL #FOS #Hillclimb #record
Lovely time at the Buckingham Charity Carnival in aid of @CR_UK earlier. Great fun, even managed to splat a rat, whilst raising money for such a worthy cause. Thanks to all who organised and to @HiSheriffBucks for joining us.
To all who serve and have served, in defence of our country and of freedom, our thanks and gratitude, not just on #ArmedForcesDay2022 but every day.
With the chair of the road freight APPG @gregsmith_uk & @RHADeclan in Parliament talking fuel prices for truckers and coaches - plus a range of other road transport issues including our call for a 15ppl essential user fuel duty rebate
Just voted against the 2nd Reading of the HS2 (Crewe to Manchester) Bill. I cannot in any consciousness wish the horrendous misery we have experienced in Bucks on anyone else, and continue to push for this relic from the last Labour government to be scrapped altogether.
HS2 is a relic of the Blair era that blights the countryside and does not really deliver any of the benefits that its supporters believe it does says @gregsmith_uk
Good catch up with @NFUtweets in Parliament today. As a member of the Levelling Up & Regeneration Bill Committee, will certainly be pushing food security and legal protections for agricultural land for food production in the Bill.
A privilege to attend the unveiling by the Earl of Buckinghamshire of 2 restored artefacts at St Nicholas’ Church, Great Kimble: a facsimile of the 1635 Document signed by John Hampden returning the tax warrant unpaid to the High Sheriff of Bucks and the Great Kimble Village Sign
Great morning on the doorsteps of Long Crendon, campaigning for our @conservatives Bernwood Ward council by-election candidate David Hughes. Grateful to everyone who gave their time to chat to us, and to the team for giving up their Saturday motioning to help.
Today I met with newly appointed HS2 Residents Commissioner Stewart Jackson, including driving him around key HS2 devastation sites in the constituency to ensure he sees first hand the impact this horrific project is having on my constituents day to day lives.
Today I questioned @trussliz following her Statement updating the House on the situation in Ukraine. I stressed the urgent, time critical, need to support Ukraine get grain out of the country - which with harvest coming up, if not solved in weeks, will be a problem for years.
🚨 Following our call for evidence from individuals, we’ve launched a second call for evidence from advisers with clients affected by the #LoanCharge.
The instructions & form to fill in are here ⬇️
Deadline 23:59 Friday 15th July
It’s a 10 from Len for #PensionCredit day of action.
On average #PensionCredit could get a pensioner household £3,300 a year in extra support.
If you, a family member or a friend are eligible for #PensionCredit, don't be shy, please apply
🇬🇧 exports to the 🇪🇺 rose for the third consecutive month to £16.4bn in April, the highest monthly level in current prices since comparable records began in 1997. Now much higher than before #Brexit. Notable silence from those who said it would be a disaster for UK business.
This afternoon I will present my Private Members Bill title, ahead of Second Reading in September. A Bill to bring in measures to prevent equipment theft from farms, trades and others who suffer so badly when tools and equipment is stolen.
There have been multiple occasions this Parliament of legislation passed with great speed. What last night showed is we now need the same speed and urgency to bring in a UK Bill of Rights and remove all power of the European Court of Human Rights over our sovereign decisions.
Inspirational to hear about the amazing work of @AuditoryVerbal at their #powerofspeech event in Parliament today. AVUK is a charity that campaigns for vital support to provide school-age pupils affected by hearing loss with the right tools and confidence to succeed.
Grateful to @colourblindorg and my constituent Kathryn Albany-Ward for coming to Parliament today to highlight issues with need to screen children for colour blindness and teacher training for helping children with colour blindness. Will be raising need for action with Ministers.
“They died that others may live in freedom and justice.”
#OnThisDay in 1982 Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced the surrender of the Argentine Forces in the Falkland Islands.
Pleased to have written on synthetic fuels for new @FreeMarketForum paper released today “Green Light: Innovative Approaches to Decarbonisation”. Important we look to the market to solve many of the environmental challenges we face.
The research paper includes contributions by Parliamentarians and researchers, including FMF Co-Chair @gregsmith_uk 👇
A pleasure to welcome pupils from Wingrave Church of England School to Parliament earlier, where they enjoyed a tour of the Palace of Westminster. Some great questions from them after the tour which I was happy to answer after the tour.
Wonderful time at the Nether Winchendon fete this afternoon. A privilege to formally open the fete and a huge thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it a roaring success. Lots of fun to be had for all ages from sheep shearing to splat a rat; Pimms to “ball in the bog”!
This morning I joined Pat Hardcastle in Buckingham market to support his campaign to raise funds to legally challenge the unacceptable 170 house development on greenfield land in Maids Moreton. To help Pat challenge this development you can donate here - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/patrick-hardcastle?utm_id=1&utm_term=EQMpKyKMY
Grateful to Business Secretary @KwasiKwarteng for coming to Whaddon this evening to talk to @BuckinghamBlue members. Great to hear about BEIS priorities, not least focus on nuclear.
I called for a debate on the impact of the unacceptably high level of taxation on a tank of fuel today, citing the example of a local coach operator who have seen the cost of fuel rise by £3,500 a week since January. We need a radical cut to fuel tax for consumers and businesses.
Section 38 of the Withdrawal Agreement Act means the UK Parliament is sovereign to do what is necessary to protect the integrity of our whole United Kingdom and the Good Friday Agreement. Those who prefer to take the EU's side and play legal acrobatics need to remember that.
In May, we removed more people with no right to be in the UK:
❌ 190 foreign national offenders
❌ Over 527 years combined sentences
❌ Criminals convicted of rape, manslaughter & attempted murder
The Borders Act will speed up removals & stop the abuse of our asylum system.
Absolutely this. Not only are median train driver salaries £59k, having risen on average 39% over the past decade compared to 23% for most people; but now the Unions want to thwart pupils taking their GCSEs. Unacceptable. The RMT needs to act responsibly for once and back down.
Exams are underway for the first time in two years. Over this period young people have shown incredible resilience.
It would be a crying shame if rail unions were to actively prevent some pupils from travelling to their exams later this month just to suit their political ends.
Spot on from @EstherMcVey1 #scraphs2
Time for HS2 to be consigned to the history books …..
My speech in the Second Reading debate on the Levelling Up Bill yesterday. This is a good Bill, in need of some polishing to properly underpin total local control of planning and development and protection of agricultural land. https://youtu.be/rnpPsn4jtx4
Today I was pleased to have the opportunity to ask @BorisJohnson to recognise the @PrincesCentre 10th anniversary. The Princes Centre in Princes Risborough is a leading example of what local communities working together can achieve. Congratulations to them!
Q11 at PMQs later…
Pleasure to meet @SIBA01 earlier to back their #makeit20 campaign. With great local breweries - @xtbrew @ChilternBrewery @blackpitbrewery @ValeBrewery - vital all keg sizes can benefit from new draught duty rate, not just 40L+
We're calling on @hmtreasury to support small brewers with the new draught duty rate and #MakeIt20.
Today from 2.15 - 4pm @grahamemorris MP will host a drop in session where MPs can pledge their support (Room M, Portcullis House)
Tag your MP below and let's #MakeIt20!
Great to see the APPG and its current fuel duty inquiry mentioned on @BBCNews today by @LesleyOBrienOBE, who provided evidence to the APPG on the impact of rising fuel costs on UK haulage businesses. We look forward to sharing our findings in the coming weeks @gregsmith_uk.
“I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.”
As the #PlatinumJubilee weekend draws to a close, Her Majesty has sent a thank you message to all those who have marked her 70 years as Queen.
Really fun final #platinumjubliee event of the weekend, joining Askett residents at their street party. Games, singing, great food, races - and the rain held off until the very end! Huge well done and thank you to everyone involved in putting this on - huge organisation involved.
Delighted to attend a special Thanksgiving Service at St Laurence Church in Winslow to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s #platinumjubilee this afternoon. An honour to take the salute from the parade afterwards alongside Deputy Lieutenant Amanda Nicholson.
Wonderful to see so many people enjoying a #platinumjubilee street party in Princes Risborough earlier - fantastic atmosphere. Well done to @Princesris for another outstanding event.
Fantastic time at the Chearsley #platinumjubilee lunch earlier. Huge turn out. Thank you to all involved in making this such a huge success, especially our local WI!