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Protecting Cultural Heritage Event

On Monday I was thrilled to speak on a panel with Tom Tugendhat MP, Kirsty Lang from the BBC and Director of the British Museum Dr Hartwig Fischer to discuss how the UK is protecting cultural heritage in fragile and conflict states.

Conservative Environment Network Event

On Monday I joined calls for strong legislative targets to reduce air pollution in the upcoming 'Environment Bill' - expected to be introduced to Parliament this summer.

Weekly look ahead: 14th May

My weekly video, where I talk about urging the Dalai Lama to declare a 'Climate Emergency' in Tibet, new tenants in Number 10 and more.

Herald Column: May 9th

Congratulations to all the new Worthing councillors elected last week and commiserations to those who were not re-elected on what was unsurprisingly not a very good night for my party locally and nationally.

Weekly look ahead: 7th May

My weekly look ahead - discussing Brexit, Climate Change, Education Funding, Tibet and Circuses.

Herald Column: May 2nd

What seemed like the whole of the Sussex farming community turned up on a lovely spring afternoon in a lovely part of the South Downs for the funeral of the doyen of the Coombes farming family Mary Passmore.

Weekly look ahead: 29th April

A weekly look ahead, with a slightly less busy Parliament predicted this week. I also talk about the social media companies that appeared in front of the Home Affairs Select Committee, an upcoming report by the Children's Society, the St.

School Funding Debate.

"A secondary academy in my constituency has had to narrow the curriculum on offer to cut costs. The school is unable to meet the demand for counselling—there is currently a four-month waiting list. A small primary school is reducing swimming lessons and music lessons.

Herald Column: April 25th

I hope everyone enjoyed the glorious weather over the Easter weekend but for many of us it will be remembered most for the appalling terrorist attacks on innocent people on the other side of the world in Sri Lanka.

Social Media Reports

Following the publications of two important reports- "Online Harms White Paper" and "#NewFilters", I discuss the role that social media companies play, and the responsibilities they should hold, to protect people - especially young people - online.