World-leading microbeads ban takes effect

A ban on the manufacture of products containing microbeads has come into force today – a landmark step in the introduction of one of the world’s toughest bans on these harmful pieces of plastic.

Herald column December 21st 2017

It is not often that you get to play both two great Parliamentarians William Wilberforce and William Pitt the Younger at the same time and in the House of Commons chamber.

Lizzie Williams - Tokyo 2020

I was recently approach on Twitter by Lizzie Williams, she is a 22 years old, born and bred Worthing girl, who was born with a bone disability called Osteogenesis Imperfecta - otherwise known as Brittle Bone.

Twitter - Hate Speech - Home Affairs Select Committee

During a session of Home Affairs Selection Committee, as part of our enquiry into hate crime, I questioned Twitter's Sinead McSweeney about the #KillaTory trend on Twitter and why it hadn't been taken down since it was clearly against their policy which sought to protect people from hate crime.

Brexit Update: Refugees and Amendment 7

There was big furore last week following the vote on amendment 7, put down my colleague, Dominic Grieve, where the Government lost by four votes. I have lots of people asking whether this means Brexit will now no longer happen. This is not the case.

Lancing Christmas Market

Very enjoyable festive street surgery in Lancing yesterday - a big well done to Sompting Councillor Paul Mansfield, who spent the Lancing Christmas market fetchingly dressed as one of Santa’s little helpers to collect donations for the local food bank.

Santa vists TS Vanguard

It is always uplifting event to attend the TS Vanguard Christmas awards evening in Worthing and this year Santa paid a visit to the ceremony after an impressive evening of celebrating the outstanding sea cadets.

Tim Loughton MP Joins the Pact To Never Drink and Drive

Today Tim Loughton Member of Parliament for East Worthing and Shoreham joined with Mika Häkkinen, former McLaren F1 driver and Johnnie Walker’s Global Responsible Drinking Ambassador to encourage people to JOIN THE PACT with Johnnie Walker to never drink and drive.

Adoption of Adur Local Plan 2017

Statement of Adoption

Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 as amended

Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.


Thank you to all those constituents asking me to sign the Blue Belt Charter to help protect 4 million square kilometres of ocean around British overseas territories.