The Southend West MP has sponsored a Bill in Parliament that would make major changes to planning laws related to Traveller sites. The Bill is being brought forward by Andrew Selous, the MP for South West Bedfordshire, and Sir David was keen to back its progress through the House of Commons.
On Thursday 15th November, Sir David Amess MP raised with the Leader of the House of Commons the issue of ‘meanwhile leases’ and businesses rates. Many voluntary and charitable groups use these leases to take up temporarily vacant business properties, but may still face full business rates.
On Tuesday 13th November, the Southend West MP joined actors Jim Carter and Nichola McAuliffe to back a campaign that will enable more terminally ill people to access benefits more quickly and easily, regardless of the condition they have.