Speeches in Parliament

Child Cruelty Sentences Bill

I am proud to be a sponsor of a bill introduced by my colleague Tom Tugendhat, which aims to bring sentencing powers for cases of child cruelty more in line with serious assaults on adults.

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.

Fur Free Britain

On Monday there were two pieces of good animal welfare news:

1) the Government's Ivory Bill passed through the House of Commons unopposed. The Bill will ban the trade in ivory in the UK and introduction strong sanction, such as heavy fines, against anyone breaking the ban

New Train Timetable Chaos

I am sure I speak on behalf of thousands of commuters in Sussex when I say this must be the end of line for the GTR franchise. The recent chaos caused by the new train timetables has brought the epic catastrophe that is GTR back in the news headlines.

Military Action in Syria

The recent military strike on President Assad's chemical weapon capabilities in Syria has caused a lot of debate and a number of residents have contacted me either supporting the decision or opposing it.

House of Commons - Syria debate

During today's debate on Syria we heard Mr Corbyn speak at length about processes, I believe that the children who have been gased in Syria are not interested in process they're interested in action.

PMQs - Train Compensation

At Prime Minister's Questions, I asked the Prime Minister why train operating companies should benefit financial from failing to deliver a decent service when it is commuters who have to deal with the hassle of delays and cancellations.

Twitter - Hate Speech - Home Affairs Select Committee

During a session of Home Affairs Selection Committee, as part of our enquiry into hate crime, I questioned Twitter's Sinead McSweeney about the #KillaTory trend on Twitter and why it hadn't been taken down since it was clearly against their policy which sought to protect people from hate crime.