David Burrowes

Easter Is About Service And Hope - Let's Show It To Refugees As Well

David Burrowes | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Politics
David Burrowes

At Easter Christians will be remembering how Jesus Christ showed the ultimate service and hope of eternal life through his death and resurrection. Let us resolve to show some of that service by giving some of our most vulnerable a new life, and a hope for the future.

Tory MP Warns Theresa May Against 'Catastrophic' Housing Benefit Cuts To Under-22s

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May is facing a potential backbench revolt over housing benefit cuts after one Tory branded the changes as “catastrophic”. David Burrowes,...

Tory MPs Back Compulsory Sex And Relationships Education For Teens

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of teenagers in schools across the country could be set to receive compulsory sex and relationships education after a group of Tory MPs back...

Why Brexit Would Be Good News for Refugees - More Control Means More Compassion

David Burrowes | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Politics
David Burrowes

Leaving the EU does not mean leaving our historic and international obligations to refugees. In fact I believe outside of the EU we can continue to take the lead in our compassionate response to refugees and provide more support in cooperation with our European and International partners. I look forward on Thursday to voting to Leave the EU for more control and more compassion for refugees.

Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash That Makes Me a Floating Voter in the EU Referendum

Benedict Rogers | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

For the first time in my life, I am a floating voter. I have four months in which to make up my mind. At this stage, I am genuinely undecided which way I will vote in the referendum on Britain's relationship with the European Union. My position right now is that I will listen very carefully to both sides, and make my decision when I have to - on 23 June.

The PM's Sunday Trading Plan Ignores and Fails the Family Test

David Burrowes | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Politics
David Burrowes

There may well be more choice for big retailers to open for longer, but at what cost? My local independent retailers on the high streets do not want any change and fear that extending hours for the big retailers will be a threat and will diminish the different character of Sundays. It's not too late for the Government to think again and listen to the public, the high streets businesses, workers and its own family test.

Tory MP Accuses David Lammy Of 'Playing The Race Card' Over Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Politics

Conservative David Burrowes accused David Lammy of "playing the race card", after the Labour MP compared the fight for gay marriage to the battle to e...

Lord Ashcroft Warns Tories Pitching Into 'Spiral Of Irrelevance'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics

Major Conservative donor and former party treasurer Lord Ashcroft warned that the rows over Europe, gay marriage and "loongate" risk pitching the Tori...

It Is Time to Support the British Traditions of Free Speech, Tolerance - And Marriage

David Burrowes | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics
David Burrowes

My amendments today give MPs the opportunity to give clarity and protection for freedom of speech and conscience that are under threat from the Marriage Bill. We have the opportunity today and tomorrow to uphold the fine British traditions of free speech, tolerance and marriage. I hope we don't miss it.

Ned Simons

Chris Huhne's Jail Sentence Will Not Be Extended, Says Attorney General

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics

The attorney general has rejected calls from a Conservative MP for Chris Huhne's "unduly lenient" eight month prison sentence to be extended. In ea...

Ned Simons

Chris Huhne's 'Lenient' Prison Sentence To Be Reviewed By Attorney General After Tory MP Complains

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Politics

A Tory MP has written to the Attorney General urging him to appeal the "unduly lenient" eight month prison sentence handed down to former Lib Dem ener...

Gay Marriage Poses 'Real Threat' To Teachers' Religious Freedom, Claims Tory MP

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Same-sex marriage poses a "real threat" to the freedoms of teachers with traditionalist views, a Tory MP has warned. David Burrowes said classrooms...

Words Matter

David Burrowes | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Politics
David Burrowes

I said in the Commons yesterday that the Home Secretary had saved my constituent's life. Some MPs, such as the former Home Secretary Alan Johnson reacted with incredulity. It was of course Alan Johnson who in 2009 refused to step in and stop Gary's extradition when medical evidence made clear that he would take his own life.

Confidential Documents On Murdered Victoria Climbie Found Abandoned

PA | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK

An "urgent investigation" has been launched after dozens of confidential social services files, including notes on the Victoria Climbie case, were fou...

Promoting Assisted Dying is Not a Compassionate Response to Suffering

John Glen | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Politics
John Glen

Those who have known somebody with a terminal illness will know the distress and concern that can be present towards the end of life, and the real vulnerability that exists amongst families in these circumstances.

Teenagers Should not go Around With Knives but Prison is not the Answer

Penelope Gibbs | Posted 24.09.2011 | UK Politics
Penelope Gibbs

Teenagers carry knives because it makes them feel safer. They feel they need a strong means of protecting themselves from their peers who carry knives. We need to break this vicious circle - to persuade teenagers that there is a greater risk in carrying a knife than not.