Constituents will be aware of my work to serve the large and established Jewish population in Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner. As part of this work, I have listened at length to their concerns about the long-standing BDS campaign that has singled out the state of Israel and communities of British Jews for criticism and discrimination.
In parliament today, the Bill came back for further scrutiny. At this stage, several amendments were tabled by MPs on a variety of issues. I largely support this Bill but as I set out earlier this year, I have concerns about the impact that it may inadvertently have on locally elected officials.
During a speech made by my colleague, Kit Malthouse, I expressed further concern about the impact that this Bill may have on the right of legislators to free speech.