Given the lack of rain it was incredible that there were any entries at all at the Shoreham Horticultural Society Summer Show last week. But as usual the standard of the blooms was spectacular and always puts my garden to shame.
I am pleased to say that my Private Members Bill to extend civil partnerships, give greater protections against stillbirths and add the names of mothers on marriage certificates completed its committee stages in the Commons last Wednesday.
Everyone else may be stressing about everything Brexit at Westminster but I am focussed on the crucial committee stages of my Private Member’s Bill on civil partnerships, marriage registration and stillbirths.
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.
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.
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