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James Heappey Weekly Column

On the morning before Meaningful Vote Three I felt genuine hope that we might be about to make significant progress on our Brexit journey. Enough Labour MPs seemed to be wavering and on our own side the majority of ERG rebels seemed to be falling into line.

James Heappey Weekly Column

As has been the case every week since the EU referendum, my inbox is buzzing with emails from lots of people who profoundly disagree with each other.

James Heappey Weekly Column

I've decided to back Boris Johnson. A month or two ago, I was sure I'd back pretty much anyone but Boris but our politics has changed profoundly since we failed to leave the EU on 29th March.

James Heappey Weekly Column

This week is the Bath and West Show which is hugely popular with many local residents but, more importantly, is a great celebration of our local agriculture and our rural economy. 

James Heappey Weekly Column

I'm afraid I've been unable to come to come to any concrete conclusions on the Prime Minister's revised Brexit offer.

James Heappey Weekly Column

I've just been watching a video of the most senior serving soldier in the British Armed Forces talking about mental health.

James Heappey Weekly Column

Last week's local election results are rather hard to interpret and my inbox makes it no easier.

James Heappey Weekly Column

This week's paper is published on the day of our local elections. These elections have received remarkably little attention in the media as the Brexit debate has raged in Westminster and the growing possibility of holding elections to the European Parliament has attracted more interest.

James Heappey Weekly Column

School Climate Strike inspiration Greta Thunberg visited Parliament this week to share her views on climate change with MPs. Her visit coincided with the Extinction Rebellion protests around London and comes hot on the heels of a series of strikes by school children over climate change.