Westminster News

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.

Pledge your support for our local pubs: Long Live the Local

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.

Supporting Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

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.

Government Fisheries Bill to take back control of UK waters

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.

Fair Funding for West Sussex County Council

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.

UK Parliament Week 2018

As we mark 100 years since the first women gained the right to vote, I am inviting everyone in Adur and Worthing to get involved in UK Parliament Week and play a part in our thriving democracy.

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.

£240 million fund to ease winter pressures on the NHS

Local authorities in England will receive a share of a £240 million fund to help local areas ease winter pressures on the NHS.

The extra funding is aimed at reducing delayed transfers of care and could pay for the following: