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Lincolnshire Reporter column: “A dry run for a major flood”

Just days ago, Lincolnshire faced the greatest threat the county has seen in years. A storm surge, potentially as bad as that seen in 2013 or 1953, meant that Boston and Skegness, as well as points north and south, saw the very real prospect of flooding that could endanger not only property but constituents’ lives
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Why democracy itself is at stake

Why democracy itself is at stake. Matt Warman MP’s latest column for the Boston Standard newspaper. What is the point in having a referendum if its result can be ignored? That’s the question politicians must answer if they are not prepared to vote to trigger Article 50 and leave the EU, following the result of
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Column: Lincolnshire Reporter October 2016

“Lincolnshire,” a constituent recently informed me, “is the forgotten county.” I was keen to set him straight, and started reeling off all the things the Boston and Skegness constituency is getting from central government – the £100m flood barrier, the investment in roads, the renewed focus on community integration and economic growth, the extended tourist
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Newspaper Column February 2016

Newspaper Column February 2016

Parliament is at its most effective when it is at its least conspicuous – and by that I don’t mean shady gossip in dark corners, but rather the work in committees going line by line through proposed legislation, almost all televised and hardly ever watched. I’m currently serving on two such committees: first there’s a
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Boston Standard Column: Looking forward to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016

I’ve had a look back at 2015 and I look forward to speaking with as many as possible in a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016. Perhaps the best moment of my 2015 in Boston came not, as many might expect, on the night of the election. Inspiring, daunting and exciting as that win was, I’d say
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COLUMN: Same issues but a different tone

At the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, three things struck me. Thankfully not one of them was an egg lobbed by the protesters outside, although the presence of a baying mob contrasted with the tone of the discussions inside. The placard wavers were remarkable in the main for their conviction that the result of a
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