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.

Herald column 7th September 2017

Parliament returns this week after the summer recess and hopefully that marks the end of the ‘Silly Season’ as well. Clearly I didn’t missing anything when I took a family holiday in France at the end of August.

Herald column – August 24th 2017

Earlier this month I went to see Dunkirk, a fantastic film giving a new perspective on those 9 days back in 1940 when with the help of 39 British destroyers, a fleet of 800 ‘little ships’ and a huge slug of bravery the British Army turned disaster in to the ‘Dunkirk Miracle.’ 338,226 troops were

Herald Column August 17th 2017

I have now become an award winning columnist. Not for what is produced by my pen alas but rather what is produced from my garden.

Herald Column August 10th 2017

Rain may have almost stopped play last week but it certainly did not dull spirits. I arrived at the National Playday event on Monks Rec in Lancing last week just in time to see everyone running for cover from a sudden monsoon.

Herald column August 3rd 2017

Just before Parliament broke for the summer recess I attended an interesting presentation by representatives from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Gatwick and Network Rail about blockages on the Brighton London line and what to do about them.

Herald Column July 27th 2017

Last week Parliament broke for the summer recess but it turned out to be one of the busiest weeks of the summer. The main news of course was the long awaited publication of Highways England’s work on the A27.

Herald column July 13th 2017

Last week I invited the General Secretary of the rail union RMT to the Commons to discuss the latest condition of industrial strife in the Southern region with MPs from all parties.

Herald Column July 6th 2017

Last week the new agreement between the Government and the DUP was put to its first test with the vote on the Queen’s Speech, the Government’s programme for the new session.

Herald column June 29th 2017

At last, after a few hiccups, the Queen came to open Parliament last Wednesday in a slightly ‘dumbed down’ version of the State Opening. There were no horse-drawn coaches, no cavalry escorts and no crown and Her Majesty was able to get away in time for the 2.30 first race at Royal Ascot.