Like many constituents I was shocked and saddened by the scenes of police brutality in the United States. That is why I joined Dawn Butler MP in calling for the Government to suspend the export of rubber bullets, tear gas and other equipment to the US.

I unequivocally condemn the killing of George Floyd and the ugly scenes in the US since. President Trump is stoking a divide his country along racial lines and we must have no truck with this.

I have recently received a response from the Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, which can be seen above. I assure you that I will be monitoring the Government's actions closely.