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.
I have pledged my support to the Long Live The Local Campaign to help pubs in East Worthing and Shoreham keep their doors open. I've joined more than 100,000 people who have signed the petition so far, including 224 in East Worthing and Shoreham.
I was delighted to attended Macmillan Cancer Support's World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in Parliament. This year’s event focused on the challenges that people can face at different stages of their cancer experience.
Today, the government are introducing the Fisheries Bill to Parliament, which will create the powers to build a sustainable, profitable UK fishing industry and deliver a Green Brexit with new protections for our precious marine environment.
I joined 6 of my West Sussex colleagues for a meeting with the Local Government Minister Rishi Sunak to make sure he is well aware of the shortcomings we have been facing in our county not least with the severe funding pressures on adult social care and children.
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.