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Clause 37 of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Many constituents have written to me regarding 'Clause 37' of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, and whilst I have responded to everyone that has emailed, I thought it would be helpful to have my response on here too.

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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.

Support for local pubs in East Worthing and Shoreham

I have pledged my support for the Long Live the Local Campaign to help pubs in East Worthing and Shoreham keep their doors open. I joined the more than 240,000 people who have signed the petition so far, including 448 in East Worthing and Shoreham alone.

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.

Clause 37 Brexit Bill Explained

Last week the Brexit Bill finished its stages in the House of Commons - with a 99 majority - and will now move to the House of Lords before becoming law and enabling us to leave the EU at the end of  this month with a deal. Getting Brexit done.

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

Clause 37 of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

A few constituents have contacted me following the vote on Clause 37 of the EU Withdrawal Bill last night - focussing on family reunion for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

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.