Figures out today show that the number of people out of work is at a record low. In East Worthing & Shoreham the number of people who are unemployed has fallen by 927 – a 57 per cent drop – since 2010.
Given the lack of rain it was incredible that there were any entries at all at the Shoreham Horticultural Society Summer Show last week. But as usual the standard of the blooms was spectacular and always puts my garden to shame.
I am calling on small shopkeepers across Worthing & Adur to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, which celebrates the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their local community.
I am pleased to say that my Private Members Bill to extend civil partnerships, give greater protections against stillbirths and add the names of mothers on marriage certificates completed its committee stages in the Commons last Wednesday.