Universal Credit - January Update

From outside the Crown House Benefits Office and Jobcentre in Worthing, an update on the much-discussed Universal Credit and how it’s working for our residents.

Help for Heroes donation

Following on from the incredibly entertaining Sussex Bangladeshi Caterers Association ‘Chef of the Year’ Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner last November, I am delighted to confirm that the donation raised that evening has been received by Help for Heroes.

Weekly look ahead: January 28th

From a very moving and windy Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony, I set out what this week ahead looks like - Brexit events, developments with the Home Affairs Select Committee and important constituency work.

Commercial Whaling

I have welcomed the news that following my letter, the Prime Minister spoke to the visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe about Japan's decision to resume commercial whaling.

Herald Column January 24th 2019

Not that you would believe it from the media but there was life beyond Brexit and No Confidence motions at Westminster last week.

Channel Migrant Crossings, Home Affairs Committee

Fascinating to talk to representatives from Help Refugees, Refugee Council and Care4Calais today at the Home Affairs Select Committee, about the English Channel migrant crossings.


Weekly look ahead: 21st January

My weekly look ahead, discussing important issues such as Holocaust Memorial Day, constituency issues, my bill - and, inevitably, Brexit news!


Herald column January 17th 2019

As I write we have yet to vote on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, so more of that next week and on my website and Facebook page in the meantime.