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Weekly look ahead: 1st April

My weekly video from Worthing Hospital car park, the location of ‘Shopital’. Thank you so much to all our volunteers, to Focus in Shoreham who have been providing ready meals, Andy Sparsis and his fresh pasta, Truffles and their mounds of bread and loads of other people.

Herald Column: March 26

As I write this column I am juggling with a surge of queries by email and Facebook about everything from rescuing constituents on a cruise ship in Australia to how many times they can walk their dog to whether a window fitter is deemed to be an essential occupation.

Weekly look ahead: 24th March

I'll be posting as much information and guidance on here throughout these challenging times as I can - here is my latest video talking through the Coronavirus Bill, addressing some FAQs and general guidance. As always, follow the expert advice and stay safe.

Herald Column: March 19

It is difficult to write about anything but Coronavirus this week and most of my emails are from constituents seeking advice about everything from will they still be able to go and work on their allotment if they are over 70 to how to keep local businesses afloat facing shutdown.

Update following schools announcement

An update following the announcement that schools are to close from Friday afternoon - but will remain open to vulnerable children and children of key workers, including NHS staff, police, delivery drivers etc.

Weekly look ahead: 17th March

My latest weekly video focussing on the Coronavirus. I’ve set up a dedicated section on my website which aims to deal with the many queries that I’ve been deluged with - it’s a work in progress and will be constantly updated to match the latest guidance and advice.

Coronavirus Update, March 13

An update on the Coronavirus situation - I have also produced a fact-sheet which is available as an attachment below.

Budget 2020 Reaction

My reaction to yesterday's Budget - rightfully dominated by the response to COVID-19 but other really positive measures - including a £2.5bn 'pothole fund', nearly £650m of funding to help rough sleepers into permanent accommodation, axing the 'tampon-tax' and increasing the National Living Wage

Herald Column: March 12

I am very grateful to Shoreham Methodist Church and the Adur Churches Together for hosting my latest report back meetings last week after my trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories last year.

Weekly look ahead: 10th March

My weekly video - discussing voting against the Government on Huawei, the Budget, constituency events and much more.