Steve Brine MP

for Winchester & Chandler's Ford

When I was first elected to Parliament I was amazed how many times you were asked (mainly by paid lobbyists) to table EDMs or sign them. I did sign a few but I quickly learned they are called 'Parliamentary graffitti' for a reason and EDMs are in my opinion the tool of a lazy MP - you can sign them with one click of a mouse these days!

EDMs have little (some would say zero) weight in parliamentary terms and my view based on real experience in the job is that writing to Ministers is much more effective and always solicits a personal and direct reply which I am able to share with my constituents.

Steve Brine MP for Winchester & Chandler's Ford


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