Herald column November 29th 2018

As part of the 100 years anniversary of women’s suffrage Parliament last week held an ‘Ask her to stand’ day where 300 women with an interest in getting involved in politics were invited for a ‘sample day’ in the Commons.

‘Be Smart This Winter’

With winter closing in, I am urging residents to make sure their homes are ready for anything the weather might bring.

Herald column November 22nd 2018

Summary of my email inbox over last few days: dump the PM and reject her Brexit plan; support the PM and her plan; vote for a ‘People’s Vote (because we didn’t trust the people the first time); ignore the referendum result and dump Brexit; honour the referendum result and just get on with deliver

Herald diary November 15th 2018

The common observation from all the Remembrance Day commemorations held locally and nationally was that the crowds had never been bigger and it was particularly uplifting to see so many young people turn out.

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.