Visit to Exeter University Laboratories

January 28, 2013 in Parliament

I recently took part in a pairing scheme run by the Royal Society aiming to give both politicians and scientists a chance to experience each others field of work.

Last year Dr Plaut shadowed me around Westminster for a week and this time it was my turn to try a change of scenery; I was given an insight into scientific research methods by Dr Plaut at Exeter University.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this experience and below you can find a link to the article on the University’s website.


Picture: Dr Plaut and I at Westminster

The Monthly Review: Issue 2

January 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

Here is the link to the new year edition of my newsletter, feel free to subscribe through the link or by form on the right hand side of the page.



Progress Online: EU Referendum

January 24, 2013 in Parliament

Below is a link to my article on David Cameron’s recent decision to commit to a referendum on our EU membership years in advance. This is an unwise move and could spell disaster for him and his party.

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Exeter Daily Article

January 22, 2013 in Local

I wrote a short article for The Exeter Daily on flooding and its effect on our local area, the future of Exeter and recent Human Rights cases on religious freedom:

Express and Echo article: ‘Benefits freeze will discourage workers’

January 10, 2013 in Parliament

Below is a link to my article in the Exeter Express and Echo about the Governements plans to freeze benefits. It explains the damage this proposal will cause and why the coalition is taking the wrong approach to encourage people to find employment.

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A message from Ben…

January 1, 2013 in Uncategorized


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