Herald column November 8th 2018

The chances of successfully steering a Private Member's Bill through all its labyrinthine Parliamentary stages are usually quite slim, and MPs usually keep it simple sticking to one main theme to bring about a change in the law.

Herald column November 1st 2018

The big news of the week was of course the Budget on Monday, apparently the first Budget to be held on a Monday since 1962, when I was born. It was a longer than usual Budget with a lot of detail and overall some pretty good news for a whole range of people.

Herald column October 25th 2018

In the current rather febrile atmosphere at Westminster over Brexit at the moment conspiracy theories seem to abound more than ever.

Herald column October 18th 2018

I joined a group of parents at Eastbrook Primary Academy last Friday for an online safety workshop organised jointly by the NSPCC and O2. It was both informative and alarming and many concerned parents came away fired up to do more to find out what their children are up to online.

Herald Column October 11th 2018a

Parliament returned from the conference recess this week and we have a busy few weeks ahead of us as (hopefully) Brexit negotiations edge towards some sort of end point, and the Budget has been announced for October 29th.

Herald column 4th October 2018

One of my Parliamentary roles that is perhaps less directly relevant to the East Worthing & Shoreham constituency is as co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet.

Herald column September 20th 2018

It was a very different and much smaller meeting to discuss the Howard Kent site proposals at the Southwick Barn last Friday to the 200 odd standing room only event at Shoreham College earlier in the year.

Herald column September 13th 2018

Many thanks to all those who came to my Pensioners’ Fair on Friday and thank you to the landlords of the Montague Quarter for allowing us the use of this excellent venue.

Herald column September 6th 2018

Parliament returned this week after the summer recess and the hottest summer on record. Things are still hotting up in Westminster though as Brexit remains the dominant issue of the day – so situation normal then!

Herald column August 30th 2018

There is a lot more to scouting than did dib dib, dob dob dob, and ging gang goollie, than when I hung up my woggle back in the 1970’s but it is still as valued and relevant youth movement than ever.