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Weekly look ahead: March 19th

My apologies for the delayed weekly look ahead video - drama in the House of Commons yesterday! This week I discuss Brexit developments, my Bill, other Westminster news and constituency matters - including the Adur Tidal Walls Defence works.

NFU #takethelead Campaign

Really important event at Findon Valley, near Cissbury Ring to highlight the NFU campaign of livestock worrying. We need dog owners and dog walkers to be much more vigilant and responsible by keeping their dogs on a lead in areas with a considerable livestock presence. 

Private Members' Bill Success!

Success! My Private Members' Bill - "Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill" has cleared all its Parliamentary stages! Next stop - Royal assent.

Herald Column: March 14th

So - let’s get Brexit out of the way first. As I write the Government’s deal has been defeated by a reduced but still significant majority of 149 votes.

Brexit votes - 'No-Deal and A50'

I will vote to keep ‘No-Deal’ on the table today, and will vote against extending Article 50 – and delaying Brexit - tomorrow. We just need to get on with it.

Weekly look ahead: March 11th

My weekly look ahead from the Shoreham Fort, fresh from the presentation of an award recognising their great and valuable services to the community. I also discuss the Shoreham Airshow verdict, Brexit, my Bill and much more. 

Shoreham Airshow Verdict

My reaction from the Shoreham Airshow trial: Very disappointed with the verdict from Shoreham Airshow crash trial - this is justice and closure delayed.

Herald Column: March 7th

In the last week I have taken part in a number of interesting debates in Parliament which didn’t involve Brexit.

NHS Parliamentary Awards 2019

Last year there were over 750 nominations from fellow MPs for individuals or organisations to win an award at the NHS Parliamentary Awards.