Westminster News

Duty of Care Q&A

I took part in a fascinating and thought-provoking online Q&A session with The Telegraph yesterday as part of their ‘Duty of Care’ Campaign.

Unauthorised Traveller Encampments

I was greatly encouraged following my meeting with the Home Secretary that there is real awareness and eagerness to act on the long-standing concerns raised by the public around unauthorised encampments.

Weekly look ahead: 18th February

My weekly look-ahead, where I talk about the Westminster schedule, today’s Labour split, Brexit and local constituency matters.

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.

Herald Column February 14th 2019

This week in Westminster has been shaping up for yet another vote on Brexit on Thursday, rather unfairly dubbed by some as a ‘Valentine’s Day Massacre’ though is not exactly clear why.

Weekly look ahead: 11th February

My weekly look ahead, where I reflect on the events of last week, and look forward towards an important few days of debates.

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.

Herald Column February 7th 2019

Over the last 10 years or so Shoreham has gradually been transformed and is now at risk of becoming a victim of its own success as more people look to move into this once quiet and largely bypassed town.

Weekly look ahead: 4th February

My weekly look ahead from a wet and gloomy Shoreham. Refreshingly Brexit-light this week – but equally important subjects to be addressed including the Pond Road redevelopment, nursery petitions, rough sleeping and more.