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Matthew welcomes suspension of local parking restrictions

Matthew has welcomed an announcement by Barnet Council of changes to parking restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This is to assist residents who are now remaining at home and those who may visit self-isolators or the vulnerable who are not able to go out. 

Matthew asks PM to take action to prevent 'quick profits' on essential items

Matthew has been contacted by several constituents regarding concerns that some retailers are using the current coronavirus epidemic to increase the prices of essential items. Such actions are not only distasteful but also reprehensible, particularly when undertaken by trusted institutions.

Update on COVID-19 coronavirus

Dear Constituent, 

I know that we are all concerned about the recent outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19. It is the biggest public health emergency in a generation and it calls for dramatic action - at home and abroad - of the kind not normally seen in peacetime.

Delivering for Hendon: Matthew welcomes 2020 Budget

Matthew has welcomed today’s budget which delivers on many of the pledges made in the 2019 Conservative Manifesto. The 2020 budget, the first in two years and delivered by new Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, outlined the government’s tax and spending plans for the year.

January & February Round-Up

20 January: Meeting Indian peace activist Sri Sri to discuss global peace initiatives

I met with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to discuss initiatives in Ireland, Colombia and the Vatican, and how the Department for International Development can assist in these countries.