Herald column March 23rd 2017

The legislation has been passed after a few last minute dramas in the Lords and next Wednesday the Prime Minister will trigger Article 50 to start the process by which the UK will leave the EU by March 2019.

Herald column March 9th 2017

Last Friday was a big day for not only the families of the victims of the Shoreham Air Show tragedy but also the whole of the local community who had so openly stood shoulder to shoulder with them in grief and empathy.

Herald column March 2nd 2017

Spring is in the air and on Tuesday I was amongst a number of parliamentarians with more than a spring in our step as we competed for who could embarrass themselves the most in the annual Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race.

Herald column February 23rd 2017

This week it is the turn of the House of Lords to start scrutiny of the Brexit Bill and I have never seen the place so packed.

Herald column February 16th 2017

The battle to secure fairer funding for pupils in West Sussex goes on and the County’s MPs arranged a meeting in Parliament between Schools Minister, Nick Gibb, and nine heads from local schools. There was a ‘full and frank’ exchange of views, as they say.

Herald column February 9th 2017

I have just returned from a breakfast hosted by Channel 4 in the Commons on the subject of ‘Fake News’ as part of their ‘Fake News Week’ fronted by veteran newscaster Jon Snow.

Herald column February 2nd 2017

I write his column at the beginning of the week just as President Trump has come up with his latest extraordinary, unsustainable and counter-productive executive order on refugees sparking mass demonstrations in Westminster and around the globe.

Herald Column January 26th 2017

I spent a very worthwhile Friday and Monday morning finding out at first-hand about some of the challenges facing constituents with disabilities. As a former chairman of the Conservative Disability Group this is an area I have long taken an interest in.