Victoria's Views


Statement on the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister has now resigned. This was the right decision. It had become clear over the past few weeks that he can no longer lead the government. 


With wages not having risen at the same rate as house prices in recent years, I know that many are left feeling that home ownership is beyond their grasp. Just 20 years ago, a home cost on average four and a half times average incomes. Today, that figure has doubled.

COVID-19: Plan B

In light of the increased threat of the Omicron variant, the government has decided to enact the ‘Plan B’ measures set out in the summer, designed to prevent the NHS being overwhelmed.

Amendments to the Environment Bill: Storm Overflows

I would like to reassure my constituents that I did not vote to allow water companies to pump sewage into our rivers last week as some campaigns have caricatured. I voted in favour of a package of measures to reduce harms from storm overflows.

Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021

Earlier today, the Chancellor delivered his Autumn Budget and Spending Review where he set out the Government’s spending plans for each government department for the next three financial years.

Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill

I'm delighted to be overseeing the passage of the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill as it progresses through Parliament. On Monday, the Bill completed its Second Reading in the Commons and will now move to Committee stage.

Health and Social Care Levy

It has been clear for some time now that we need to look at how we fund our social care system to support those who need to use it both now and in the future.

Situation in Afghanistan

The events we have seen in Afghanistan over recent weeks are truly disturbing.

31 August

Health and Care Bill 2021

Constituents have been in touch with me in recent days about the Second Reading of the Health and Care Bill which took place last week. The unprecedented threat of the COVID-19 pandemic reminded us how vital our health and care system is to all of us.