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  • commented 2016-07-15 11:49:48 +0100
    Re: Higher Education and Research Bill


    I’m contacting you as my MP to ask that you attend the second reading of the Higher Education and Research Bill on Tuesday 19 July and oppose the progress of this needless bill.

    Given the current uncertainly around Brexit, my union, the University and College Union (UCU), feels that now is not the time for a major overhaul of the higher education sector in the form of a bill. Instead, UCU has called for an inquiry into how we can ensure that colleges and universities remain properly funded, at the cutting edge of research and open to staff and students from around the world as the UK negotiates its exit from the European Union.

    As someone that works in the education sector I have a number of concerns.

    First, I am worried about the impact which further marketisation of higher education will have on the quality of our universities and colleges. I don’t feel that encouraging more private, for-profit providers and raising tuition fees are the best ways to drive up quality; in fact, I believe that these will deliver worse outcomes and value for students, employers and taxpayers.

    Although the government’s focus on teaching quality is welcome, the measures proposed in the bill and white paper will not improve quality unless action is taken to ensure that staff are secure and well-supported in their jobs.

    I would urge you to oppose any further rise in tuition fees, especially where this is linked to proposed teaching excellence framework, and to ensure that any proposals or criteria for tuition fee variation remain subject to full parliamentary scrutiny.

    UCU has produced two detailed briefings on the bill that you may find of interest in advance of the debate.

    • HE and research bill – second reading briefing:

    • HE and research bill & private providers:

    I hope you will make every effort attend the debate on Tuesday and raise my concerns.

    Many thanks and I look forward to hearing your response.
  • commented 2016-07-15 09:40:31 +0100
    Hello David, Please could you explain to me why my corporation tax bill was greater than Starbucks. I’m a much smaller business and I generated much less revenue.

    Thanks in advance

    Stuart Leake
  • commented 2016-07-14 19:06:51 +0100
    Dear David

    I am horrified with the careless abandon with which Teresa May has appointed the new cabinet. It could make the Tories unelectable for years to come. Support within the cabinet from Andrea Leadsom for the Fox Hunting to be repealed. A laughing stock to the rest of the world in the form of Boris J. It is not good position for the Conservatives to be in. Is this really something for the party to be proud off? As a lifetime support of the Conservatives, this could change my mind!

  • commented 2016-07-14 16:45:40 +0100
    Dear David,

    Could you please consider voting AGAINST Trident renewal on Monday, on the basis that using, or threatening to use, a weapon that would result in the slaughter of millions of innocent civilians is always wrong at all times.

    Sincerely, Joe Kelly
  • commented 2016-07-13 22:59:15 +0100
    Hi David

    I am concerned regarding the recent appointment of David Davies as the negotiator fot Brexit. I had hoped that Theresa would be our saving grace but it appears not. As a committrd conservative (despite most of my family voting labour) I am deeply concerned regarding our future. I had hoped that as a Brexit supporter Theresa would have told then all to bugger off and do what is right for this county.

    If she invokes article 50 I will never vote conservative again.

    Your thoughts are welcomed. I would evan welcome meeting with you on this subject. I am a senior director in an organisation that enployes over 45,000 people many of whom are from other part of the EUROPEAN UNION.
  • commented 2016-07-13 11:47:06 +0100
    As your constituent, I’m writing to ask you to urgently tell the Government to abandon its dangerous plans to retrospectively change the student loan system, and to join the campaign against this proposal.

    The Government wants to freeze the repayment threshold at £21,000 – even though students were told they would be uprated with average earnings from April 2017. This means students who started university since 2012 will pay more back than they’d legitimately planned on. Effectively, their loans will have their T&Cs written after they’ve taken them out.

    This is outrageous, it is unfair, and it should not be allowed to happen. Not only will it be against natural justice for all who have these loans, it will kill faith in the system for a whole generation of new students. How can you make a decision on whether university is worth it, if a future government will pull the rug from under your feet?

    As my MP, I am calling on you to join the campaign to #StopStudentLoanUTurn. The Government must change its mind.

    Yours sincerely
  • commented 2016-07-12 01:00:17 +0100
    For IDS, who told lie after lie after lie during the referendum campaign, and has actually admitted that his ‘promises’ were ‘possibilities’, to say that people in the Conservative party should examine their consciences really does take the biscuit. Please feel free to share this with IDS. Who knows, Mrs May might actually get my vote, depends how she performs in the next years
  • commented 2016-07-11 20:21:06 +0100
    Hello David,

    I contacted you at an earlier date re: supporting Andrea Leadsom.

    Thank you for your support of Andrea.

    The news that Theresa May is to be our new, unelected, pro EU, pro sharia, unpopular PM, i’m sorry to say that my extended family will be voting UKIP in the next general election.

    We will however, still be voting for yourself, in any/all local elections.

    Thankyou for your good judgement in this matter.

    Julie Sutton.
  • commented 2016-07-10 22:18:23 +0100
    Hi David,

    Hope you can help raise the ongoing issue with Hotpoint Tumble dryers that are prown to catch fire, this had been widely reported in the press/media over the last 6/12 months, today I had first hand experience as my Hotpoint Tumble dryer filled my home with smoke, thankfully we were at home to deal with the machine before it caught fire.

    Many Hotpoint Tumble dryers have had a recall issued upon them, my machine was under this list, I have made contact with hotpoint on no fewer than a 6 accasions, each time I was told there is a 6 – 12 month wait for an engineer.

    My reason for contacting yourself is not for a resolution for myself but for my concerns for other consumers safety, this is far from an isolated issue, there have been many reported house fires due to these faulty Tumble Dryers, It only a matter of time before someones loses thier life due to one of these faulty machines, I dont know what further action can be taking on this issues but my contacting is to try and make sure no one suffers a lose due to Hotpoint neglect.

    Kind Regarss

    Greg Norton
  • commented 2016-07-10 10:32:15 +0100
    Dear David,

    With the impending Parliamentary vote on Trident Nuclear Replacement, I am writing to urge you to vote against its renewal.

    The Trident Nuclear Programme is not only morally ambiguous, its legality is questionable should it ever be used as well as the fact it is a disgusting waste of money. This money could be better spent on our NHS as a prime example… all 205 Billion GBP of it!

    As a leader in the Western world who strongly apposes the use of nuclear weapons, we should lead by example and decommission the Trident Nuclear submarine.

    Best regards,

    Catherine Buchanan
  • commented 2016-07-07 18:12:49 +0100
    Thank you for supporting Andrea in the ballot for party leader.

    Can I now urge you to contact your membership and urge them to also vote for her.

    Mrs May has had six years in the Home Office without any strong achievement. She has publicly stated super for Sharia law and conspicuously failed to control non EU immigration. Her Department has also let a number of valuable contracts to G4S a company where her husband is a director. Finally she is from the Remain camp and cannot, credibly, lead negotiations for Brexit.
  • commented 2016-07-07 01:59:11 +0100
    I am sorry that you had decided to vote remain at the referendum but pleased that you now support a brexiter to be PM. I am concerned about the negativity regarding Brexit in the media and on television is particular. Mr Osborne himself is talking the country down and all of this is having a detrimental effect on the electorate and on the economy. My view is that Mr Cameron needs to go quickly since he has reneged on his promise to deliver himself what the people voted for and for him to sack Mr Osborne for talking down our markets. The public has proven that it will not accept lies and deception or bullying when they voted to leave and I sincerely hope that there is no attempt to overturn the democratic vote by terrifying the electorate with doom and gloom on tv. That has backfired once and will again. The delay in invoking article 50 and putting in a new PM is in nobody’s interest and can only serve to leave our country in this state of limbo. The negativity is a self fulfilling prophesy and must stop. I urge you to speak in this vein in the House of Commons .
  • commented 2016-07-06 16:43:15 +0100
    It now appears (Wednesday’s Times) that Andrea Leadsom’s CV is about as trustworthy as the promises made by the Brexiteers. You surely can’t mean to support her. We don’t expect much integrity from politicians, but some would be nice.

    Leadsom’s only experience is as junior minister in the Dept of Energy, which has got us perilously close to a shortage of generating capacity.
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  • commented 2016-07-06 12:34:52 +0100
    Dear David,

    I am not in the habit of writing to my MP. In fact, as far as I can remember I have never done it before.

    However, I would like to let you know that I am deeply concerned about the future prospects of the UK outside of the EU.

    Whilst I respect the result of the democratic referendum on 23rd June in principle, I am concerned about the number of claims going around which were factually incorrect, somewhat on both sides, but in particular much more so on the leave side of the debate.

    As such, I would like to ask what your position is on the triggering of the “Article 50”?

    I would request that you do not support triggering of article 50 unilaterally without the full support of parliament, and also, that this should not be done until there is a clear understanding of which of the leave promises, if any, will be kept.

    I would also like to mention that in my view, your duty as an MP is not just to represent the opinions of your constituents, but also to act in the best interests of the country and your constituents and exercise your own judgement on our behalf. If you believe that something you are asked to vote for is profoundly damaging to the UK national interests, it is your duty to vote against it (or at the least abstain or resign in protest).

    I recognize that the vote has put MPs who supported the remain cause in a very difficult position, but in my view, depending on what further information comes out in the next few months, this may be a time for some MPs to take a courageous stand.

    I also understand from the news that your colleague Andrea Leadsom has stated that if she becomes PM, she will trigger article 50 “immediately” and that you are supporting her. I believe that regardless whether the UK is leaving the EU, this would be a reckless act as it surrenders our negotiating positions before we are ready for the difficult negotiations ahead. As such, I would ask you to take this into account when casting your votes in parliament. Therefore I urge you to ask her to think again on this particular policy.

    I have to be honest. I am a Director in a multinational company based in the UK, and although I love my country, for the first time in my life I am seriously thinking about the option of leaving the country if things go the way I expect them to go over the next few years. That’s how concerned I am about the current situation.


    Patrick Warner.

    WA4 3LE.
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  • commented 2016-07-05 20:43:14 +0100
    Dear David,

    I am currently on my way to Holland and just heard the good news from my wife.

    I think that your support, that of a real MP,

    will do nothing but good for Andrea Leadsom.

    I think that she brings a breath of fresh air to Westminster and is what many of the Brexit voters really wanted.

    Good luck and best wishes to your good self and Mrs Leadsom.

    Mike Hennessey.


    The new British Steel is going to succeed but will still need support.
  • commented 2016-07-05 10:10:06 +0100
    Hi david i would like to email you showing my support for andrea leadsom and that i will be voting for her to become our next pm, i hope that we have your support in this thanks very much hope to see you in the future
  • commented 2016-07-05 08:53:26 +0100
    Dear Mr Mowatt

    I would like to have your view on the five key attributes you are looking for in the leadership election for the Conservative Party & thus Prime Minister. Would you couple this with the name of the candidate you will be supporting and why.


    Stuart Wigley
  • commented 2016-07-04 23:32:26 +0100
    Well you now have a choice

    Michael Gove, a serial liar and backstabber, only interested in personal advancement. If he gets to be leader I’ll never vote Conservative again.

    Andrea Leadsom, had plenty of chance to refute the lies told by Gove, Johnson, Duncan-Smith et al and didn’t. Prepared to back Boris if he promised her a job. Inexperienced and driven by ambition. Again I’ll not vote Conservative if she’s in charge

    Liam Fox, puts the nasty in nasty party, and has previous history of trying to take over surreptitiously. Ditto.

    So if you want to attract the floating voter, you’ve only got 2 to choose from, and if you only want to appeal to party members, you haven’t got a hope of re-election
  • commented 2016-07-04 20:34:57 +0100
    Dear Mr Mowat,

    I am one of your constituents and a Conservative voter. I cast my vote to leave the EU having considered all of the arguments dispelling fears and exaggerations on both sides, which frankly I felt was disgusting.

    We are going through a time when politics is being re aligned. Quite clearly people sent a message to main stream politicians that they haven’t been listening to the concerns of the people for far too long. Now you have to listen and I think in future ordinary people who never previously took an interest in politics will do so and so it is important that politicians of all parties now ensure they reflect the wishes of their constituents rather than their own. The Labour Party is learning that lesson the hard way.

    I therefore ask you to ensure you canvass the widest views of your constituents before casting your vote in the leadership selection process. Thankfully the final choice will be in the hands of Party members, but you obviously have a vote in respect of the two final candidates.

    Our country is now on the brink of a new and exciting beginning. Of course there are uncertainties at the minute and the short term will be bumpy but I and over 17 million others believe that our collective future will be far better when we are finally free of EU interference in our lives. I have considered the five candidates and believe Andrea Leadsom is the right person to be our next Prime Minister. I hear some Conservative MPs saying she has little experience, but let’s recall David Cameron was in just such a position when he became leader and he went on to make a very good Prime Minister, apart from these last few months when he forced his project fear on us.

    I know Theresa May has big support among MPs but she comes with a lot of baggage, which I am sure I do not need to rehearse to you, and I don’t believe she handled herself too well during the referendum campaign. Allegedly she was a Remainer but she appears to have kept her head down so as not to get any adverse criticism which may affect the leadership bid which would clearly follow if remain lost. I would have much preferred her to have stood up tall and be counted.

    Since the five candidates declared I have canvassed many of my friends and contacts to see who they feel should be our next Prime Minister and I can say that over 80% want Andrea Leadsom with the remainder favouring Theresa May. It would now appear that the two final choices will be Leadsom and May and I am hopeful that my friends represent the view that will be expressed by members of the party.

    I do not know if you have chosen who to support yet but I am writing to ask you to give serious consideration to giving your support to Andrea Leadsom.

    Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Chris Upham
  • commented 2016-07-04 19:59:36 +0100
    Mr Mowatt

    The member for Crawley has received an email from an employee of the EU Commission demanding that he vote to cancel the referendum.

    Have you received any communication from a source other than your constituents attempting to influence your vote.
  • commented 2016-07-04 19:02:57 +0100
    Dear Mr Mowatt

    Can yo tell me who you will be supporting in the forthcoming leadership election and why?
  • commented 2016-07-04 15:23:45 +0100
    Dear David just a quick e mail asking you to show your support to Andrea Leadsom to become our next prime minister with thanks Brian holland
  • commented 2016-07-04 14:59:23 +0100
    Mr. Mowat. My name is as enclosed with this missive. As you are no doubt aware Warrington, at the EU referendum elected to opt out of the EU. In my view by a resounding amount. I have read, whether it is correct or not I do not know, that Article 50 cannot be evoked without a Parliamentary vote. Perhaps through my naivety, I cannot grasp this if it is that the populous has already voted for out. For the first chance in a very long time, we have had a fully democratic vote. I write to you to give you my trust and support that come the day, hopefully soon, that when your vote is to be counted in the house it will reflect the clear desire of your constituents.

    Thank you. Bob Price. Great Sankey.
  • commented 2016-07-04 13:55:36 +0100
    Having voted for you at the last election, I expect that you, irrespective your own and party views on the EU referendum, will recognise that there was a majority in favour of “Leave”.

    Those who believe in democracy, would not entertain the thought of ignoring the majority, or to stooping to have the will of the people stymied by legal interference being explored by Mischcon de Reya to make a parliamentary vote on continued membership compulsory. This would derail the opportunity to leave the EU. Please do not do a David Lammy who appears to say that the voters opinion doesn’t matter (he would know if he was in South Warrington that we do).

    If Ted Heath could get us in in 1973, we don’t need Lawyers involved to get us out, the voters were never consulted on joining, the government just did it and in 1975, the true agenda was never highlighted – My parents, did not vote for the United States of Europe.

    People in positions of authority need to cease their negativity and look for the positives that this opportunity gives us.

    If this result is overturned, then voters will see that there is little point in voting and will be disengaged from the process.

    You only need to look at the results for council and general elections to see voting apathy and what this really means (Liberal Democrats – Parish and Council elections in Appleton – Little interest from any other party to provide candidates).

    It is unlikely that the EU will reform whilst the Ilk of Jean-Claude Junker are in the positions that they are. David Cameron was right about Junker the others who voted him in were wrong. Let’s see how long Angela Merkel is prepared to let him run around making decisions and providing his unwanted opinions. He, and his kind are just the ones we are trying to get away from.

    If The UK fails to leave the EU, the next cost saving exercise could be the 650 MP’s in the commons and the 750 Lords and Ladies who all cost a great deal of money. We could just hand the small decisions left over to an all part committee and save a fortune.

    I do not see myself as being racist, xenophobic or a “Little Englander” or anti immigration, but I do want the UK to take hold of this once in a lifetime opportunity, this isn’t for me, this is for my children and their children.

    Also, David Cameron has done great deal of good both in opposition to the labour government of the time and as PM. I although am a “Leave” I wanted his leadership to continue. It is a shame that he was given little by way of change by the EU and that he did get was undermined by Jean-Claude Junker.

    If he had got meaningful concessions and a will to change within the EU we all may have voted very differently.

    In the words of the late, great, Mohammed Ali “He who is not courageous enough to take the risks will accomplish nothing in life”. We will never change the EU unless there is a will to change. I don’t currently see an ember in the ashes for this to happen

    Tony Briggs
  • commented 2016-07-03 19:07:22 +0100
    Dear Mr Mowat.

    I am writing to you as our MP, and a politician wise enough to see the folly I’m voting to leave the EU.

    I hope you will do all in your power to prevent the departure of the UK from the EU, based on a referendum result influenced by the mistruthes of the Brexit campaign.

    I would be grateful if you could advise what further actions we can take to help avoid the folly of a move to leave the EU.

    Kindest regards

    Sheelagh Connolly
  • commented 2016-07-03 08:45:32 +0100
    I am aware that I am not in your constituency – as unfortunately I have a Labour MP – however I feel so strongly about the issue of the new Conservative leadership that I have decided to write to my nearest Conservative MPs.

    Following the referendum on EU membership, and the resignation of David Cameron, I feel it is incredibly important to ensure that the voice of the majority is followed through diligently and with the best outcome for our country. Theresa May (as a Remain campaigner) is absolutely NOT the right person for the job. To transition us out of the EU effectively, I believe the only person that could do that is Andrea Leadsome and I hope that you concur.

    Andrea Leadsome fought fairly, knowledgeably and steadfast in her campaign for Leave and showed the voters her merits in the EU debates. It would be ghastly for her fellow Conservative MPs to turn their backs on her and the voice of the voters when casting their votes for a new party leader. She is the only choice to ensure that the government follows the will of the majority.

    Thank you for taking the time to read my email and I trust I can count on you to support Angela.

    Regards, Mrs J A Rowbotham
  • commented 2016-07-03 06:21:27 +0100
    Hello Warrington:Dear David, I have been in touch a few times a concern about the flood of messages about changing the outcome of the EU vote, By text recognition many by the same person! Giving people a vote then changing the result would divide Government and Public relations further, the outcome of the vote should be an early sign. I’m very critical of the negotiations with the EU too, even if in our best interest.

    Once again from a simplified view one weeks EU tax would go a long way to solving the housing problems, (contact with the homeless indicate slight mental health care could be provided) however you make politics colorful PS: I was going to vote to stay but decided there was an advantage of .both outcomes.
  • commented 2016-07-02 21:25:11 +0100
    Hello David.

    I live in Warrington South, and have just signed the petition to invoke article 50.

    Please do not ignore the will of the British electorate, and do your duty to help to ensure that Brexit is seen through.

    Andrea Leadsom should be the person to lead the Conservative Party at this time, and NOT Theresa May. If Theresa May is elected by conservative MP’s for this job, I, and all my family – three generations of Conservative voters, will be voting UKIP in the next general election.


    Julie Sutton.