Speeches

Disability Benefits Consortium report launch and drop-in

I today lent my support to 80 charities calling for better support for disabled people.

I attended the launch event in Parliament for the report ‘Has welfare became unfair?- the impact of changes on disabled people”.

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.

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.

Education Funding Debate

My speech from Monday's education funding debate, where I talk about the long-term funding issues that schools in West Sussex have encountered. 

Debate on Rough Sleeping

My full speech from the debate in Westminster Hall this afternoon on rough sleeping - very proud to be able to talk about the scheme we have in Worthing. Immense credit must go to Roffey Homes, Turning Tides, Cllrs Alex Harman and Keith Bickers, to name a few.

Making the most of British Intelligence

One of the more conciliatory things said by one of our EU partners when a referendum was in the offing was by the Finnish Prime Minister, who proclaimed that: ‘The EU without Britain is pretty much the same as fish without chips.’