Westminster News

Lancing & Sompting Pastfinders

Earlier in the week I was delighted to welcome 50 members of the Sompting & Lancing Pathfinders Group for a tour around Parliament.

EU Withdrawal Agreement

Today I am standing up for Brexit, I spent the weekend in a dark room with a hot towel on my head reading the 585-page draft EU Withdrawal Agreement, which is not even the agreement that we are going to end up with, it is just the terms on which we can negotiate a future agreement! 

Digital Services Tax

I want to thank all those constituents who have written to me about the Digital Services Tax, or the so-called "Amazon Tax".

Poppy Ride 2018

Cycled a respectable 2.77km in 5 mins as part of Industry & Parliament Trust’s Poppy Ride 2018. The IPT’s annual Poppy Ride sets out to raise funds and awareness for Poppy Appeal & the centenary year of the end of the First World War. #ThankYou100 #IPTPoppyRide #PoppyAppeal

Thoughts on Prime Minister's negotiations, People's Vote & Brexit

It has been a roller-coaster last few weeks on the Brexit front and I have received a great many emails from constituents asking me to support a People's Vote, to support the Prime Minister and to "just get on with it" and leave, as well as everything in between!

Pledge to stop #PuppySmuggling

Today I’m pledging to help stop #puppysmuggling - I’ve read a worrying report from @dogstrust revealing horrific practices in some Eastern European countries where dogs are treated awfully and then transported hundreds of miles in horrendous conditions to be sold in the UK.

Budget 2018 - Money for schools

To All MPs

Dear Colleague,

Today’s Budget reiterates our commitment to improve every child’s education.

Budget 2018

Today was #Budget2018 - there were lots of announcements throughout the Chancellor's speech and the headlines are that the UK economy continues to be in a strong position with record employment and the lowest unemployment on record, whilst real term wage increases are at the highest in years.