Early Day Motions (EDMs) are formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons. However, very few are actually debated. EDMs allow MPs to draw attention to an event or cause. MPs register their support by signing individual motions.

An average of around ten EDMs are tabled per sitting day, which amounts to between two and three thousand per session. They are printed every day and cost taxpayers millions of pounds but have little or no impact. They seldom get debated and the Government often simply ignores them.

As I am no longer a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Department of Health, I am therefore at liberty to sign any Early Day Motions (EDMs) regarding matters that are important to my constituents. However, given the ineffective nature of EDMs, I would rather raise the concerns of my constituents directly with the relevant ministers, in the particular department, as usually this has a greater impact and response.

Important Message


Stepping down


Redditch has been my home for nearly 20 years and it has been a huge honour to have represented its great people for the past seven.

Sadly due to ill health I have decided not to stand for re-election. There is nothing more important or rewarding than helping people, however I need to be fully fit to be able to undertake the job properly.

I am immensely grateful to all the fantastic people I have met during my time as a Member of Parliament and want to say a huge thank you for all of their support.

Redditch deserves strong and stable leadership. Every vote for Theresa May and your local Conservative, Rachel Maclean, on 8 June will strengthen our hand in negotiations to get the best possible deal for Brexit and beyond, leaving Britain stronger and better off for the future.


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