West Dorset Conservative MP Chris Loder updates constituents on the latest news from the House of Commons. To view more comment and opinion pieces, visit our Blogs section.
I WROTE this column last Tuesday, just before the Budget which I will comment on next time. Rest assured that I continue to make representations to the Treasury as to what support we need for our unique community here in Dorset. […]
SINCE we left the European Union, I know that some fishermen, especially in Lyme Regis and West Bay, have been experiencing difficulties with exports at the border into France, Belgium and other European countries. […]
MY first priority this week has been to challenge government on the situation with exam grades. It has been invaluable to work with Dan Watts, the headteacher at Woodroffe School, whose students have achieved an outstanding set of results. […]
IN recent weeks, I’ve been keeping in touch with businesses in retail, hospitality and tourism, in particular in West Dorset’s coastal areas, to see how they are doing since reopening and to offer my ongoing support. […]
ON a rather sensitive issue this week, following on from my challenge to South Somerset District Council about the situation at Yeovil Crematorium, where the chapel is closed, I have corresponded with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s office regarding the stance of the Church of England on funerals, closing its doors to even the smallest number of mourners. […]