"Bath is a city that attracts people from across the world, not only to visit, but also to live and work. As residents, you quite rightly take the success of the city very seriously. I’ve always been incredibly impressed by our community spirit, where local people will band together and fight for issues that they believe in, and are affected by."

"Despite its beauty, Bath has serious problems. We are one of the worst cities for air pollution in the UK. Our streets grind to a halt every rush hour as our road system struggles to cope. Many people who grew up here, or who work here, can’t afford to live in the city. There’s a social housing waiting list of over 4000 people. We have a large homeless population. Our mental health and addiction services can’t cope. The list goes on. I care deeply about these problems, and was elected to work through them. We have the opportunity to make Bath a better place to live for everyone."

"In the news section below you can keep up to date on progress on my work tackling these issues in Bath, as well as what I am doing in parliament on your behalf."

Wera Hobhouse

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John Bercow Justifies Contempt of Parliament Decision

Wera Hobhouse and some other members of the Brexit Select Committee wanted clarification on whether David Davis had misled Parliament over his promises on the Brexit impact assessments...

Wera Holds Government to Account over Social Housing in Foxhill

On Wednesday evening, Wera Hobhouse lead an adjournment debate on social housing in the House of Commons.

Wera Secures Adjournment Debate on Social Housing

Following a point of order last week, Wera Hobhouse MP for Bath has been selected for an Adjournment debate on Social Housing.

Wera's Budget Response

Wera responds to the budget, and the failure by the government to tackle the housing crisis...

Wera Delivers a Speech in Parliament on EU Fundamental Rights Charter

Wera made a speech in the commons, encouraging the government to adopt the EU's stringent human rights laws. The government was defeated, and the EU Fundamental Rights Charter will be adopted into British Law. 

Wera Hobhouse Speaks Out Against Ongoing School Funding Cuts

Head teachers in Bath and North East Somerset have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in advance of Wednesday’s Budget, asking him to put an end to any further cuts to schools...

Large Increase in Foodbank Numbers

Bath Foodbank has seen a 38.9% rise over a six-month period when compared to the same time span last year...

October Roundup


‘It is an interesting time to be in parliament’, say many of my colleagues who have been in parliament longer than me...

Government Rejects Foxhill Call-in

The planning decision to demolish the Foxhill estate will not be called in by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)...

Wera Backs Campaign For Better Post-transplant Care

Wera Hobhouse MP, has backed a campaign by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, calling for better care for people recovering from a stem cell transplant.


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