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Thu 4 Dec 2014 NHS
I have received a number of 38 Degree campaign circular emails regarding the National Health Service (Amended Duties and...
Mon 1 Dec 2014 A27
After years of campaigning and numerous false dawns the Government have announced that £350m is to be committed to transform the A27.
A substantial chunk of this investment will come to the Worthing/Sompting/Lancing stretch of the road with the option of a full dual carriageway the favourite solution.
The ‘missing link’ bypass at Arundel is also being completed so the whole of...
Tue 4 Nov 2014 Tim's thoughts on Recall
On Monday 27th November, MPs debated the Recall Bill at Committee Stage in front of the whole House of Commons (usually committee stage only consists of a small number of MPs who go through the Bill line by line in a committee room). However, due to the significance of the Bill, all MPs were able to join the debate and vote.
I voted in...
Fri 17 Oct 2014 Tim's thoughts on Recall
Rather belatedly, the Government recently published a Bill to create a transparent and robust recall mechanism, where constituents are able to recall their MP if they are found to have engaged in serious wrongdoing.
Under its provisions it is intended that MPs will be held to account between elections, but at the same time will not be left vulnerable to attack by those who simply...
Tue 14 Oct 2014 Gaza
Last night I voted with the great majority in the House of Commons to recognise the state of Palestine as part of the Middle East two State Solution. I did so after an excellent debate where the heavyweight contributions from all sides showed Parliament at its best. The final result was 274 in favour of the motion ‘That this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of...