Animal Welfare

I receive a lot of correspondence about various animal welfare issues and know that, quite understandably, these are of paramount importance to residents across Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner. Please be assured that I will endeavour to represent these concerns in Parliament and support the rights of animals wherever possible. 

As MP to a constituency with a Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, I will also show my support to the charity and its campaigns, including the very important 'Stop Puppy Smuggling' campaign. 

You can follow all my contributions to various issues on animal welfare on this page. 


Puppy Smuggling Taskforce Cross-Party Letter: Update

I recently joined colleagues in signing a cross-party letter on behalf of the Dogs Trust Puppy Smuggling Taskforce to the Rt Hon Lord Zac Goldsmith (Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs), calling on the Government to take urgent action against the illegal

Puppy Smuggling Taskforce Cross-Party Letter

As a member of the Dogs Trust’s parliamentary Puppy Smuggling Taskforce, I am pleased to have signed a cross-party letter to the Rt Hon Lord Zac Goldsmith (Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs), calling on the Government to take urgent action to stop the i

Dogs Trust Puppy Smuggling Task Force

I am delighted to have joined the parliamentary Puppy Smuggling Taskforce and support Dogs Trust in their efforts to raise awareness of and tackle the abhorrent puppy smuggling trade. I echo their calls for the Government to stop the illegal importation of puppies into the UK.

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill

There is no place in this country for animal cruelty, and we must ensure that those who abuse animals are met with the full force of the law. That is why I am proud to support Chris Loder MP's Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill, which has its second reading in Parliament today.

Visit to Dogs Trust Harefield

It was a pleasure to visit the Dogs Trust rehoming centre in Harefield last week and especially to meet Honey the Greyhound. It was fantastic to see the wonderful efforts of staff at the rehoming centre who work so tirelessly to ensure that all of the dogs in their care are incredibly well looked after and was very impressed by the huge range of facilities available to their canine residents.

Standing Against Animal Cruelty with Battersea

I was pleased to attend Battersea’s reception in Parliament this week to show my support for changing the law to increase the maximum sentences for animal cruelty.