Philip regularly writes for local publications including the Shropshire Star, Ludlow Advertiser and Bridgnorth Journal as well as a monthly piece for several parish magazines.
This wretched global Coronavirus pandemic, is affecting every single one of us, given the unprecedented measures governments around the world have had to take, including ours. The virus itself has been slower to reach Shropshire, but is now in our midst and local residents have been responding brilliantly to the advice to stay at home, to prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed and save lives.
The growing and pressing threat Coronavirus (COVID-19) poses to the UK has led to significant high-level government contingency planning. I have been to three briefing meetings with the Chief Medical Officer for England in the past few weeks – unprecedented in my time as your MP. The number of new cases is rising, and is likely to continue to rise significantly.
This week the landmark Environment Bill returned to Parliament. It is a vital piece of legislation, upholding and enhancing our environmental protections as we leave the European Union, while ensuring the Government delivers its mission to leave the environment in a better state than it inherited.