GTR Performance Update: Monday 8th Feb - Friday 12th Feb

Southern's performance was a little better than the previous week. Although the Gatwick Express line again saw heavy disruption on Monday and Friday, whilst Monday was a particularly bad day with no fewer than 327 journeys delay be 30 minutes or more and over 1100 delayed by more than 5 minutes.

Latest Herald Column - 11 February 2016

I had a very busy constituency Friday dealing with everything from Lancing sewage spills to restrictions on catching Sea Bass and the UK Youth Parliament’s anti-racism campaign. That’s just the way I like it.

GTR Performance Update: Monday 1st Feb - Friday 5th Feb

Here I have grouped together Southern's performance charts from the last week from which you will see that Monday was particularly bad with Gatwick Express - 57% of its trains were delayed, whilst 26% were either more than 30 minutes late or cancelled.

My reaction to the Prime Minister's EU renegotiation

I wanted to give a brief update on the ‪EU renegotiations‬. This week the Prime Minister, David Cameron, came back from intensive negotiations with his colleagues in Europe and the President of the Council of the European Union, Donald Tusk, and put forward a set of draft proposals for a renegotiated relationship between the United Kingdom and the EU. 

Latest Herald Column - 28 January 2016

Last Monday’s meeting in the Commons between about 20 Sussex and South London MPs, Rail Minister Claire Perry, Southern Rail (Now GTR), Network Rail and a cast of thousands was certainly a lively start to the Parliamentary week.

Latest Herald Column - 21 January 2016

Bit worrying to see headlines about my Sompting public meeting being ‘hijacked’ and ‘crashed’ last week. In fact it did exactly what it said on the tin. It was billed as the first of a series of ‘Talk to Tim’ constituency meetings for me to give my take on current issues...

Tim Loughton MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

This week Tim Loughton MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.