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Herald Column June 14th 2018

I spent the short Whitsun recess with the humanitarian aid group Medical Aid for Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank seeing at first hand the plight of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.

Israel-Palestine Trip

I spent the short Whitsun recess with the humanitarian aid group Medical Aid for Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank seeing at first hand the plight of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.

Herald column June 7th 2018

As I write Parliament has been back for just 2 days after the short Whitsun recess and we have already covered the Ivory Bill, banning the import of fur products, the US trade war, the anomaly that now exists in the island of Ireland over abortion and the latest shambles over GTR trains, again.

Herald column May 31st 2018

Earlier this month I invited the chairs of governors of all the schools in my constituency to meet me to discuss the pressures on funding effecting their schools.

Herald column May 24th 2018

Everything seems a bit of an anti-climax this week after such a spectacular weekend – a new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a new Mayor of Worthing, a new Youth Mayor of Worthing and a new way of ritually embarrassing the local MP!

Herald column May 10th 2018

When it comes to the emergency services I always seem to have something of a calming effect. Last week I joined one of our excellent local ambulance crews for an evening shift.

Herald column May 3rd 2018

It was another tumultuous start to the week at Westminster with the resignation of the Home Secretary Amber Rudd in the wake of the so-called ‘Windrush Affair.’ As a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee I was one of those who interrogated the former Home Secretary when she made her comment

Herald column April 26th 2018

I like busy days and last Friday started with an early meeting with representatives from the local air pollution group AREA for an update, as I was unable to attend their public meeting earlier in the week confined to barracks in Parliament for the important Syria debates.

Herald Column April 19th 2018

Parliament returned from the Easter recess on Monday and not surprisingly our proceedings were dominated by events in Syria over the weekend.