Jesse Norman

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Jesse Norman is the Conservative MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire. He entered Parliament at the 2010 general election, when the constituency was created.

Mr Norman is a fellow of the think-tank Policy Exchange, and is the author of books including Compassionate Conservatism: What it is - Why We Need it (2006), Compassionate Economics: The Social Foundations of Economic Prosperity (2008), Churchill's Legacy: The Conservative Case for the Human Rights Act (2009), and The Big Society (2010). Several of these books can be downloaded free of charge from Norman's website.

Plymouth Brethren and the Charity Commission

Mr Norman contributed to a Parliamentary debate in November 2012: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2012-11-13a.36.0

Mitochondrial Donation

In February 2015 Jesse Norman voted in favour of allowing mitochondrial donation, which would allow women who carried mitochondrial diseases to give birth to children who would not inherit the disease[1]. An October 2014 briefing report by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which had been investigating the issue for three years, stated that there was no evidence to show that mitochondrial donation was unsafe[2]. However, some religious groups had said that such procedures should not be allowed[3]. After clearing both Houses mitochondrial donation is now legal, regulated by the HFEA.

References

  1. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2015-02-03&number=147&mpn=Jesse_Norman
  2. http://www.hfea.gov.uk/docs/2014-10-01_Mitochondrial_donation__an_introductory_briefing_note_-_final.pdf
  3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31063500

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