Puthandu Vazthukal and Happy New Year to the Tamil community

Theresa Villiers MP has sent her Tamil constituents her best wishes for Puthandu today. In her Tamil New Year message, Theresa said:

"Puthandu Vazthukal to all my Tamil constituents who are celebrating Tamil New Year this weekend.

Ban on live animal exports moves a step closer

Following discussions with DEFRA Secretary of State, Michael Gove, Theresa Villiers has welcomed progress in her campaign to ban live animal exports, with confirmation that the Government is seriously considering a ban.

Statement on Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty on animal sentience

Thank you to everyone who has emailed me or posted comments on my Facebook page regarding the proposal to amend the EU (Withdrawal Bill) by inserting a New Clause 30 on the transfer into UK law of the EU Protocol on animal sentience in Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty.

Villiers visits Janmashtami festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor

The annual Janmashtami festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor kicked off yesterday and Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, was one of the thousands of people who went along to the Hare Krishna centre in Aldenham to mark this special occasion in the Hindu calendar.

Response to emails on the Democratic Unionist Party

In response to the emails she has received regarding the confidence and supply agreement between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party, Theresa Villiers has written the following article (published in the Sunday Express on 2nd July):