Weekly Videos, Herald Column and Eco-Tips

On this page you can find my weekly column that I write for the Worthing Herald, with my reflections on the week's events in Westminster and in the constituency. I also film a video update from Westminster detailing the events of the week ahead, as well as reaction to any developments that have occured in the previous week. You can find all previous videos below, and please do continue to check my Facebook for the uploads every Monday:


I've also started to include a 'Tim's Eco-Tip' feature in my weekly video, many thanks to everyone that has written in suggesting ideas, please keep them coming! I'll update this list each week with the new addition.

  • 18th June     Unplug phone chargers when not in use to save energy and avoid this 'energy vampire'
  • 24th June    Download 'Refill' App and find local water refill stations to cut down on plastic water bottles
  • 1st July        Check recycling instructions carefully on your bottles - they may need to be taken apart to be recycled!
  • 8th July       Are your tea-bags biodegradable? Use loose-leaf tea if you can!
  • 16th July     Use www.recyclenow.com to find where you can recycle your batteries. 
  • 22nd July   Plant a wildflower meadow to encourage pollination in your garden!
  • 1st August   Use a wormery at home to get high quality compost!
  • 7 August     Make sure your central heating isn't set above 19 degrees
  • 13 August  Try and use bars of soap over plastic bottles
  • 28 August   Avoid a tumble-dryer if possible - hang up your clothes!
  • 3 September Download my 'Guide to Going Green' (Available HERE)
  • 10 September Alternative usage for coffee grounds!
  • 1 October    Try using 'eco-friendly' recycled stationary




Herald Column: January 23

This week the Queen’s Speech passed through Parliament by a majority of 87 – very different from the defeats facing the Government before the election and now we can get our ambitious programme through Parliament. There is a rundown of the main measures in my constituency e-newsletter.

Weekly look ahead: 21st January

Discussing the RSPB #BigGardenBirdWatch event, Cllr Paul Mansfield’s sock donation campaign, parliamentary business and the reforming of APPGs (including the Mindfulness and 1950s State Pension Inequality for Women groups) in my weekly video.

Herald Column: January 16

Last Thursday the Brexit Bill passed its final stages in the House of Commons with a majority of 99 votes. In all my near 23 years in Parliament I have never been on the Government winning side by such a margin.

Weekly look ahead: 13th January

From Westminster Hall - my weekly video where I talk about works on the A259, discussions with all other West Sussex MPs, a meeting with Tom Willis from Shoreham Port and Tim Dapling from the IFCA, and a repeated plea for constituents to come and visit Parliament for a tour before we get evacuate

Weekly look ahead: 7th January

My first weekly video of the year - talking about the Brexit Bill, the situation with Iran, the Australian bushfires, plus constituency issues and surgery details.

For details of where you can donate for the Australian Bushfires, I have included a few links below: 

Herald Column: December 19

It’s safe to come out from behind your sofa at last – the election campaign is over. No more damp and frozen strangers with rosettes knocking on your door after dark or trying to thrust soggy leaflets through those annoyingly challenging letterboxes with brushes.

Weekly look ahead: 16th December

Back in Parliament with my first weekly video since the election - thank you so much to everyone who voted for me and thank you to all the other candidates for a well-mannered and respectful campaign.

Weekly look ahead: 5th November

My final weekly video before the election - I discuss my meeting with GSK representatives in Worthing, an exciting update on Burrscroft, talking at a 1950s pension event and an upcoming meeting with the new Leader of West Sussex County Council on the cafe licensing charges.

Herald Column: October 31

By the time you read this we could be in a General Election campaign; we will not be in a General Election campaign; we could have passed the European Withdrawal Bill; we could have pulled the European Withdrawal Bill; Boris may be in a ditch somewhere.

Weekly look ahead: 30th October

My weekly video featuring my eco-tip, events in the constituency later this week and my reaction to the news of a general election.