Neil Hudson is MP for Penrith and The Border

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Neil Hudson is MP for Penrith and The Border and a member of the Conservative party.

Neil Hudson has 4525 followers on Twitter.

Really pleased Govt has launched a review into short-term tourist accommodation. I have been pressing this with Ministers repeatedly & am delighted they have responded. We need to address this issue that is negatively impacting Cumbria
@HuddlestonNigel https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-review-into-short-term-tourist-accommodation

Great to meet up with @BritishVets , @Battersea_PA , @RSPCA_official & @DogsTrust in Parliament. Discussed a wide range of issues: dog control legislation, puppy smuggling, health checks on animals pre-entry to the UK, action on ear cropping & much more. Thanks for coming in!🐶

❓What will be the priorities of @EnvAgency under its new Chair

On Tuesday, we're quizzing @DefraGovUK's preferred candidate Alan Lovell

This will be a joint meeting with @CommonsEAC - find out more👇
https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/52/environment-food-and-rural-affairs-committee/news/171808/chairdesignate-of-environment-agency-quizzed-by-mps/

Absolute pleasure to meet @DrNeilHudson at the @UKHouseofLords lunch with @noah yesterday - Dr Hudson has been a key supporter of our #HeadsForTails campaign to make renting with pets easier, along with 40+ MPa/Peers & 40 organisations.
WORK together.
WIN together.
😸🐶💜

Penrith & The Border MP welcomes Borders Railway extension talks progressing | Dr Neil Hudson MP https://www.neilhudson.org.uk/news/dr-neil-hudson-mp-welcomes-borders-railway-extension-talks-progressing

Dr Neil Hudson MP welcomes Government review into short-term tourist accommodation | https://www.neilhudson.org.uk/news/dr-neil-hudson-mp-welcomes-government-review-short-term-tourist-accommodation

Along with my friend & @CommonsEFRA colleague @RosieDuffield1 , such a pleasure to meet in Parliament with @marcthevet & @PeterEgan6 . Great to discuss a wide range of issues around animal health & welfare & the amazing part animals play in our lives supporting our mental health

Great to be back at the House of Lords championing vets and the animal health industry with such a wonderful and inspiring bunch of vets - thank you Lord Trees and @UKNOAH! @RCVSpresident @BritishVets @DrNeilHudson

A small herd of vets! Great to meet up with @BritishVets President @justineshotton , @Vet_Policy Lord Trees, @RCVSpresident Kate Richards at the @UKNOAH Event in Parliament. Important discussions on animal & public health, disease surveillance & veterinary medicines availability

Really pleased Govt has launched a review into short-term tourist accommodation. I have been pressing this with Ministers repeatedly & am delighted they have responded. We need to address this issue that is negatively impacting Cumbria
@HuddlestonNigel https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-review-into-short-term-tourist-accommodation

The Church of England plays a huge role in so many of our schools here in Cumbria. In the @HouseofCommons I was able to highlight this and pay tribute to the Church and our local schools for the amazing support they give families in our rural communities.

'@CommonsEFRA's @DrNeilHudson raised the issue of puppy smuggling🐶 - @DefraGovUK Minister @VictoriaPrentis said she'd publish the consultation results "shortly"

See our Moving Animals Across Borders inquiry
https://committees.parliament.uk/work/957/moving-animals-across-borders/

+read the consultation
https://consult.defra.gov.uk/pet-travel-and-imports-team/pet-travel/ https://twitter.com/DrNeilHudson/status/1540625292468822017

Neil Hudson @DrNeilHudson

Important that the Kept Animals Bill makes progress in Parliament soon. We need to take action to clamp down on puppy smuggling, animal theft & to tighten up the UK's biosecurity. This is important for both animal and public health. I raised this in @DefraGovUK Questions👇

Keeping human faeces out of the waterways people use recreationally is a key public health intervention.

Water companies can and should act on sewage and effluent discharge.

We lay out why and how below.

http://www.gov.uk/government/news/sewage-in-water-a-growing-public-health-problem

Our @CommonsEFRA Inquiry on Rural Mental Health continued this week. Another challenging session looking at shock events in rural communities such as floods & disease outbreaks like Foot and Mouth. Powerful testimony from Eden GP Dr Tim Sanders
#RuralMentalHealth
#ItsOkToNotBeOk

Following reports of possible #FootandMouth or #SwineVesicularDisease on a farm in Norfolk we put in place restrictions & tested samples. Testing has allowed us to rule out these diseases & the 10km TCZs have been revoked. Investigations continue. More at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/swine-vesicular-disease

A Veterinary & SPS Agreement between the UK & EU would solve many of the issues in movt of products between GB & NI & between the UK & the EU. And very importantly, it would enhance the UK's biosecurity, public & animal health. My Q to the NI Secretary in the @HouseofCommons 👇

Important that the Kept Animals Bill makes progress in Parliament soon. We need to take action to clamp down on puppy smuggling, animal theft & to tighten up the UK's biosecurity. This is important for both animal and public health. I raised this in @DefraGovUK Questions👇

Suicide is the biggest cause of death in men under the age of 50.

@SajidJavid met bereaved families @PAPYRUS_tweets to hear their experiences as part of the work to develop a 10-year suicide prevention strategy to reduce the number of people taking their own lives.

Local MP @DrNeilHudson is calling on people to sign his petition to provide young people in the area with affordable transport.

Currently education or training is mandatory until the age of 18, but there is no requirement for local authorities to provide transport after 16.

Help our youngsters get to school or college - MP launches petition https://cwherald.com/news/help-our-youngsters-get-to-school-or-college-mp-launches-petition/

A Veterinary & SPS Agreement between the UK & EU would solve many of the issues in movt of products between GB & NI & between the UK & the EU. And very importantly, it would enhance the UK's biosecurity, public & animal health. My Q to the NI Secretary in the @HouseofCommons 👇

We on the @CommonsEFRA Select Committee are urging the Government to act on the labour shortages in the food and farming sectors | Dr Neil Hudson MP https://www.neilhudson.org.uk/news/government-falls-short-labour-shortages-efra-mps

Our @CommonsEFRA Inquiry on Rural Mental Health continued this week. Another challenging session looking at shock events in rural communities such as floods & disease outbreaks like Foot and Mouth. Powerful testimony from Eden GP Dr Tim Sanders
#RuralMentalHealth
#ItsOkToNotBeOk

A huge thank you to @DrNeilHudson for his continued support for our work in the @UKParliament. 🐶

The Government must introduce visual checks at the border. With no checks, we have no chance of ending the cruel #PuppySmuggling trade. 🖱️👇

https://bit.ly/3OeGdtN

Please sign my petition calling for fair post-16 transport for our young folk here in Cumbria. We must help them get to their education or training, it's only fair! See details in link below 👇 | Dr Neil Hudson MP https://www.neilhudson.org.uk/news/dr-neil-hudson-launches-petition-calling-fair-post-16-transport-all

Please sign my petition calling for fair post-16 transport for our young folk here in Cumbria. We must help them get to their education or training, it's only fair! See details in link below 👇 | Dr Neil Hudson MP https://www.neilhudson.org.uk/news/dr-neil-hudson-launches-petition-calling-fair-post-16-transport-all

I have brought this pressing issue to our EFRA Select Committee and we haved aired our concern to Govt on UK fertiliser supply and costs | Dr Neil Hudson MP https://www.neilhudson.org.uk/news/efra-committee-airs-concern-uk-fertiliser-supply-and-costs

Dr Neil Hudson MP welcomes up to £3 million of Government investment in student mental health | Dr Neil Hudson https://www.neilhudson.org.uk/news/dr-neil-hudson-mp-welcomes-ps3-million-government-investment-student-mental-health

Brough Community Primary School had a visit on Friday from local MP @DrNeilHudson.

Read more about the "huge difference" the free #B4RN service is making, here ➡️ https://b4rn.org.uk/mp-tours-b4rn-connected-brough-school/

It was a really productive discussion with local business leaders at the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Business Roundtable at the Roundthorn in Penrith. Good to discuss the challenges and opportunities for our rural area and what I working with the Government can do to help.

So pleased that the Government has responded to my calls to make it easier for folk to keep pets in rented accommodation. The positive benefits of responsible pet ownership for people & animals are priceless |Dr Neil Hudson MP https://www.neilhudson.org.uk/news/dr-hudson-mps-pet-recommendations-included-governments-new-deal-renters

It was really good to be by Ullswater to meet with @CLAtweets & local stakeholders. Important discussions about Levelling Up in rural areas & working with farmers & rural stakeholders productively. So important to get funding, land-based education & long term thinking right.

Big thanks to @DrNeilHudson and @markjenkinsonmp for nominating our @barnardos Young People #SocialPrescribing Service for the #NHSParliamentaryAwards
We're delighted to say we have been shortlisted! 📢👏
Fingers crossed for the big reveal on July 6 and good luck fellow nominees

The Houses of Parliament are looking amazing this morning. Humbling to be able to go to work in there each day on behalf of the people of Penrith and The Border.

Penrith MP was 'Talkin' all things environment during local Festival of Nature | Dr Neil Hudson MP https://www.neilhudson.org.uk/news/dr-neil-hudson-mp-was-talkin-all-things-environment-during-local-festival-nature

Suicide prevention and rural NHS mental health support explored by EFRA Committee MPs | Dr Neil Hudson MP https://www.neilhudson.org.uk/news/suicide-prevention-and-rural-nhs-mental-health-support-explored-efra-committee-mps

Penrith MP backs calls for Government to tackle food waste and support vulnerable families | Dr Neil Hudson MP https://www.neilhudson.org.uk/news/dr-neil-hudson-backs-calls-government-tackle-food-waste-and-support-vulnerable-families

Russia claims Ukrainian grain has "nothing to do with the global food crisis".

🇺🇦 wheat/barley was 12% of global exports until Russia’s blockade left 20m tonnes stuck in storage.

Russia must end the war and allow Ukrainian farmers to help feed the world.

#FoodIsNotAWeapon

Great this weekend to be at the Festival of Nature at Talkin Tarn just near my home in Brampton. Loads of activities! Really good to meet up with @EdenRiversTrust to discuss water quality, biodiversity, flood mitigation & stopping sewage outflows @NorthPennAONB @HeritageFundNOR

It was lovely to be with pupils and staff at Brough Primary School. So good to see the pupils enjoying the topics in their classes and to see the positive impact of the new broadband connection sorted by @teamB4RN
And some fantastic questions in the Q & A. Thanks for having me!

Our EFRA Report on the Australia Trade Deal is published today. All new trade deals must protect core standards. I am passionate that we must ensure that our high animal welfare and environmental standards are upheld. https://www.neilhudson.org.uk/news/all-new-trade-deals-must-protect-core-standards-efra-committee-mps

Pleased to support of the Genetic Technology Bill in the @HouseofCommons . As a veterinary surgeon & scientist by background I firmly believe with the appropriate safeguards, this Bill will enhance animal health & welfare, public health, food security & protect the environment.

It was humbling to represent Penrith & The Border at the service today in Westminster commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands War. To the fallen, the wounded, the veterans and their families. We will remember them.

At 2️⃣.4️⃣5️⃣pm we're taking evidence about the Global Environment Facility from senior leaders @TheGEF

▪@CMRodrigueze, CEO and Chair &
▪@GabFonsecafogo, Director of Programs

📺Watch online
https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/27ae9d1c-62f5-40ea-93a1-53a59eb445f2

Find out more👇
https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/52/environment-food-and-rural-affairs-committee/news/171360/mps-scrutinise-uk-aid-through-global-environment-facility/

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