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Richmond Park News: 9 November 2020

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

Richmond Park News: 9 November 2020

I was very pleased to see Joe Biden confirmed as the next President of the United States over the weekend. I believe his policy priorities reflect what our government's priorities should be here: competence and compassion in the fight against Covid-19, a strong programme to combat climate change, a commitment to fight racism and prejudice, and an economy that works for everyone. I respect President-elect Biden's honesty and integrity and am relieved to see the return of decency to the White House. I also congratulate US Vice President- elect Kamala Harris on her election as the highest ranking woman ever to hold public office in the US.

In Westminster, Liberal Democrat peers continue to defend honesty and integrity here in the UK by challenging the Government over the Internal Market Bill, which even the Government itself admits breaks international law and our previous treaties. The Government must reflect on its fresh defeat in the House of Lords and remove the illegal aspects of the Internal Market Bill.


I was very happy to see the news of Pfizer/BioNTech's successful vaccine trials. It is wonderful to be able to hope that an effective vaccine is only a couple of months away for our frontline workers and vulnerable people. With the AstraZeneca vaccine only a few weeks behind we should be able to start the new year with hope that it will be better than the last.



On Sunday, I was privileged to represent the people of my constituency in laying a wreath at Richmond'