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Herald column July 12th 2018

Probably best not to talk about Brexit too much this week but for those who are interested I have written a blog on my Facebook page in response to the Chequers ‘lock-in deal.’

Herald column July 5th 2018

Last week there was a decisive vote on giving the go-ahead for a third runway at Heathrow. I abstained as I am still not convinced that this can be achieved without serious environmental damage, not least on air quality, and it is likely to be contested through the courts for years to come.

Herald column June 28th 2018

It was good to swap the Brexit brinkmanship at Westminster to the very real concerns affecting many constituents on a day to day basis with a meeting of the County Local Committee at the Shoreham Centre last Thursday dealing with local school places.

Herald column June 21st 2018

One of my favourite constituency events of the year is the Worthing Children’s Parade now in its 11th year and this time it was by far the biggest and best yet.

Herald Column June 14th 2018

I spent the short Whitsun recess with the humanitarian aid group Medical Aid for Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank seeing at first hand the plight of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.

Israel-Palestine Trip

I spent the short Whitsun recess with the humanitarian aid group Medical Aid for Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank seeing at first hand the plight of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.

Herald column June 7th 2018

As I write Parliament has been back for just 2 days after the short Whitsun recess and we have already covered the Ivory Bill, banning the import of fur products, the US trade war, the anomaly that now exists in the island of Ireland over abortion and the latest shambles over GTR trains, again.

Herald column May 31st 2018

Earlier this month I invited the chairs of governors of all the schools in my constituency to meet me to discuss the pressures on funding effecting their schools.

Herald column May 24th 2018

Everything seems a bit of an anti-climax this week after such a spectacular weekend – a new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a new Mayor of Worthing, a new Youth Mayor of Worthing and a new way of ritually embarrassing the local MP!