Jack Lopresti

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Jack Lopresti is the Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke (FABS). He was elected to the newly created constituency in 2010 with 19,686 votes (40.8%).[1]

Fox Hunting

In August 2008 it was reported that Jack Lopresti would vote in favour of the re-introduction of fox hunting.[2]

Homeopathy

Jack Lopresti recently replied to an email asking to sign the

"I am aware that there are differing views on the provision of homeopathic remedies, with some arguing that there is not enough evidence to support their availability via the NHS, while others argue that greater access to complementary therapies in the NHS might lead to widespread benefits.
The Government believes in patients being able to make informed choices about their treatment, and in professionals being free to deliver the treatment they feel most appropriate in particular circumstances. This might include complementary or alternative treatments such as homeopathy where this is the preference of the patient in consultation with their clinician.
It is the responsibility of clinicians to discuss the risks and benefits of specific treatment options with individual patients; and to take into account safety, clinical and cost-effectiveness and the availability of suitably qualified/regulated practitioners."

Science Funding

In October 2010, Jack Lopresti signed Early Day Motion 767: Science is Vital Campaign. The motion stated that the house "believes that continued investment in research is vital in order to meet the technological and social challenges of the 21st century, and to continue to attract high-tech industries to invest here; further believes that large cuts to science funding are a false economy, due to evidence that research investment fuels economic growth".[3]

Same-Sex Marriage

Jack Lopresti voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at its second reading in February 2013[4] and did not vote at its third reading in May 2013[5].

Mitochondrial Donation

In February 2015 Jack Lopresti voted against allowing mitochondrial donation, which would allow women who carried mitochondrial diseases to give birth to children who would not inherit the disease[6]. If allowed, mitochondrial donation would be regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) meaning that there would be ongoing assessment of the safety and efficacy of such procedures. An October 2014 briefing report by the HFEA, which had been investigating the issue for three years, stated that there was no evidence to show that mitochondrial donation was unsafe[7]. However, some religious groups had said that such procedures should not be allowed[8]. The majority of MPs voted in favour of allowing mitochondrial donation.

References

  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/election2010/results/constituency/b74.stm
  2. http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/Compassionate-Tories-want-make-hunting-legal/article-278287-detail/article.html
  3. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/767
  4. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-02-05&number=151&mpn=Jack_Lopresti
  5. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-05-21&number=11&mpn=Jack_Lopresti
  6. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2015-02-03&number=147&mpn=Jack_Lopresti
  7. http://www.hfea.gov.uk/docs/2014-10-01_Mitochondrial_donation__an_introductory_briefing_note_-_final.pdf
  8. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31063500

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