Supporting the Military

Our armed services are key members of communities across Skipton and Ripon and I have supported their work keeping us safe in this country and around the world. I have also led efforts for clarity over the future of Claro and Deverell Barracks in Ripon following the Army Basing Review.

After the announcement, I held a summit to discuss the Barracks' future with interested parties and I continue to have regular conversations with representatives from Harrogate Borough Council to discuss the new opportunities these sites present for Ripon. I am in contact with the MoD and DIO regarding the progress of the disposal, and receive regular updates regarding their interactions with the Council.


Military intervention in Syria

Julian Smith MP has given his full support to the Prime Minister in the case for military intervention in Syria.