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.

Herald column August 23rd 2018

With so much negative news around about the justice system and crime it was good to be able to visit a local scheme which has been a huge success and meet some of the beneficiaries.

Herald column August 16th 2018

One of the projects I have been catching up with over the recess has been the Rampion wind farm and I was delighted to go to see it at first hand together with my Lewes colleague Maria Caulfield.

Herald column August 9th 2018

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.

Herald column August 2nd 2018

There was a great example of ‘Fake News’ just before Parliament broke for the summer recess last week, and I became part of it in my column last week.

Herald column July 26th 2018

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.

Herald column July 19th 2018

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.