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World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day; it is a chance for us all to pause and reflect on the importance of nature to our health, prosperity and security. It is also an opportunity for us to redouble our efforts to leave the environment in a better state than we found it for future generations.

Herald Column: May 16th

I was as surprised as the many Lancing residents who subsequently emailed me to complain after reading in the national press that Lancing is in fact ‘Lancing-on-Sea.’ Who knew?

Climate Change Protests

"Thanks to the UK cutting CO2 emmisions by 25% since 2010, our emissions are now at the level last measured in 1888 - and if we measure per capita, they're lower than they've been since 1858".

Weekly look ahead: 23rd April

My post-Easter look ahead, where I discuss the horrific Sri Lanka terrorist attacks, the climate change protests, a #LetNatureSing event and school funding. 

Herald Column: April 11th

First of all, my apologies for the absence of my column last week (for some it may have come as a relief!) but in all the latest chaos about Brexit it completely slipped my mind and then events overtook.

Herald Column: March 21st

This week I am not going to mention Brexit other than to say that the continuing shambles prevented me from meeting up with student scientists from the Sir Robert Woodard Academy who were invited to a prestigious event at the Francis Crick Institute in London.

Weekly look ahead: March 19th

My apologies for the delayed weekly look ahead video - drama in the House of Commons yesterday! This week I discuss Brexit developments, my Bill, other Westminster news and constituency matters - including the Adur Tidal Walls Defence works.

Private Members' Bill Success!

Success! My Private Members' Bill - "Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill" has cleared all its Parliamentary stages! Next stop - Royal assent.

Herald Column: March 7th

In the last week I have taken part in a number of interesting debates in Parliament which didn’t involve Brexit.