Westminster News

Herald Column: March 21st

This week I am not going to mention Brexit other than to say that the continuing shambles prevented me from meeting up with student scientists from the Sir Robert Woodard Academy who were invited to a prestigious event at the Francis Crick Institute in London.

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.

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.

International Trade Question, 14th March

My ‘International Trade’ question this morning, where I highlight how Brexit can be beneficial for breaking down the trade barriers encountered by many developing countries. 
 

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.