Stephen McPartland MP
Working hard for you
in Stevenage, Knebworth, Codicote, Datchworth and Aston
We are marking 75 years of Stevenage New Town and the future is bright and exciting for our town. Read more about it here: https://t.co/1MAHtcbElW— Stephen McPartland (@SMcPartland) September 2, 2021
Thank you for all the offers of help for Afghan refugees. Please do use this link to volunteer support, which will be updated regularly. https://t.co/g30orKDRC3— Stephen McPartland (@SMcPartland) August 23, 2021
My statement on the tragic events in Afghanistan:
The tragic events unfolding in Afghanistan are heartbreaking to watch and local people are rightly concerned. The difficult reality is that without the USA, we cannot impose a military solution ourselves. The American President has been clear that after 20 years of conflict, they are withdrawing their forces and had agreed this with the Taliban last year.
Our focus now has to be on extracting British nationals and those who assisted British forces during the last 20 years. With a population of 40 million Afgans, we must do all that we can to persuade the Taliban to respect basic human rights and the rights of women in Afghanistan. How we do this is going to be one of the biggest foreign policy challenges facing us going forward, as there are an increasing number of hostile states opposed to our values on freedom and democracy.
Wishing #TNLAthletes good luck on their Track to Tokyo! The whole country is behind you and we cannot wait to watch you and the whole of @ParalympicsGB achieve @Tokyo2020. #MakeAmazingHappen. pic.twitter.com/Cgtj4z3cdi— Stephen McPartland (@SMcPartland) August 17, 2021
It is clear we need a wider debate on where these 5G masts are located across the town. They should be co-located with existing streetlights in our roundabouts. My objection is here.