Herald column September 21st 2017

Thanks to all those who came along to my public meeting in Lancing Parish Hall last Thursday to talk about the New Monks Farm development and state of the A27 and apologies to the many who had to stand.

Have the Greeks lost their Marbles?

Earlier this year I took a few hours out from a visit to UNICEF refugee facilities in Athens to have a look round the Acropolis Museum. I was one of just over 1.4m visitors who did the same last year and I paid five Euros for the privilege.

RMT announce further strike action

Please see below a statement from Nick Brown, chief operating office regarding the RMT’s announcement today about fresh industrial action on Southern services on Tuesday 3 October and Thursday 5 October. We will share more information as soon as it is available.

Tim Loughton MP - New Monks Farm Public Meeting

The public meeting I held recently to discuss the proposed development of New Monks Farm was absolutely packed. It was as you can imagine a very contentious meeting and Martin Perry from Brighton & Hove Albion FC answered a number of questions.

Securing a trade deal with Canada

The Prime Minister’s visit to Canada today is not only about recognising our past but also looking ahead to our bright future. 

Visit to Barclays in Shoreham

I visited Barclays in Shoreham to discuss how they are working to protect customers from fraud. It also gave me the opportunity to berate them for closing down another bank branch in the constituency!

Youth unemployment has been cut by over 400,000

As former Children's Minister, I am so happy to see more young people in work. After the 2008 crash the situation was truly awful for young people and many faced long-term unemployment. Thankfully recent stats show that youth unemployment rate is now 12.5% down from 22.5% in 2011.