I have written an article for Politics Home about how the Environment Bill is an excellent opportunity for the UK to adopt world-leading rules to tackle deforestation. You can read it here.  

Black Lives Matter

I have expressed publicly my shock at the killing of George Floyd and have made clear that Black Lives Matter. My hope is that one possible good legacy from this dreadful event is a wider recognition of the need for more action on race equality, both here and in the US. 

MP condemns destruction of monuments and associated tweets

Following newspaper reports in The Daily Mail 10/6 and The Sun 11/6 that the Curator of Royston Museum had shared tweets on how to destroy statues, Oliver Heald MP has received many messages from local people shocked at these reports.

Commenting Oliver Heald said:

Coronavirus Community Support Fund is open

£200m has been made available for small and medium charities and community organisations to apply for. These grants will be distributed through The National Lottery Community Fund. Priority will be given to the following types of applications:

New COVID-19 Secure Guidelines for Workplaces

I have received the attached 'Dear Colleague' from The Rt Hon Alok Sharma at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy with guidelines for workplaces.