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.

Herald column July 12th 2018

Probably best not to talk about Brexit too much this week but for those who are interested I have written a blog on my Facebook page in response to the Chequers ‘lock-in deal.’

Herald column July 5th 2018

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.

Herald column June 28th 2018

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.

Herald column June 21st 2018

One of my favourite constituency events of the year is the Worthing Children’s Parade now in its 11th year and this time it was by far the biggest and best yet.