Westminster News

Street harassment: #ISayItsNotOK

I hosted a discussion event in Parliament recently to discuss the issue of street harassment and to support the launch of Plan International UK's #ISayItsNotOK campaign, which calls on the government to recognise harassment in public as a form of gender-based violence.

My pledges to back a law to end unsafe pavement parking

I spoke with the charity Guide Dogs at the Conservative Party conference about the challenges pavement parked cars create for blind and partially sighted people, who may have to risk their safety by walking into the road just to get by.

Schools funding update

We all know that schools in West Sussex receive less funding than other areas in the country, which has resulted in school budgets being strained and savings having to be found. 

Showing my support for British farming

I was delighted to be able to show my support for British farming at Back British Farming Day in Westminster this week, recognising the crucial role farmers play in producing food and caring for the countryside.

Wearing it pink for charity fundraiser

I added a splash of pink to my usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which will take place on Friday 19 October to raise money for vital breast cancer research.

Foiled terrorist attack on Parliament

Earlier this week there was another attempted terrorist attack on Parliament. Thanks to the rapid response of our armed police who guard Parliament the attack was foiled and the culprit arrested.