Westminster News

Timetable Chaos: Urgent letter to Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling

Following the unacceptable chaos caused by the botched introduction of the new train timetable, I signed a joint cross-party letter to the Transport Secretary, Christ Grayling, seeking urgent assurances that the Government is tackling this as a priority:

Dear Secretary of State,

Introduction of ivory bill boosts fight against elephant poaching

Today, the Government will introduce a Bill to ban ivory sales, as part of our commitment to strengthen protections for animal welfare. Elephants are one of the world’s most iconic animals and we must do all that we can to protect them for future generations.

‘Moral duty’ to cut betting stake

As the Government gets close to making a decision on the stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), we are urging the Government to make the decision which is the best interests of our country and make the stake £2.

Tim Loughton MP pledges support for Diabetes UK food labelling campaign

Tim Loughton MP for East Worthing & Shoreham has lent their support to a campaign from leading charity Diabetes UK, calling for the public to be given clear nutritional information in restaurants, cafes and takeaways, as well as on the front of all pre-packaged food and drinks.

Improving the Mental Health Act

The independent review of the Mental Health Act was set up to look at how the legislation in the Mental Health Act 1983 is used and how practice can improve.

British Sign Language version of the report


Thank you to constituents from Worthing and Southwick for a really powerful presentation to health minister Steve Brine on lack of services for Lipoedema sufferers.

APPG on State Pension Inequality for Women: 25 April 2018 Meeting Statement

On 25 April 2018 a meeting was held between State Pension Inequality for Women APPG Officers and representatives from each of the groups that responded to the recent consultation (one representative per group, and in the case of WASPI one representative at national level and not one from each of

Britain bites back in the fight against loan sharks

The government has announced plans to crack down on loan sharks to help and protect the most vulnerable, as we build a fairer economy and a more caring society, including more funding to tackle unlawful lending, and an increase in the amount of money seized from loan sharks to support those most