Weekly look ahead: 1st September

A return to the weekly video, featuring the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ success, Southwick Post Office and the return of kids to school. I’m also restarting face-to-face surgeries, so if you want an appointment, ring up the Shoreham office and they’ll be happy to book you in.

Herald Column: August 27

As a small group of family members and others gathered at the memorial at Old Toll Bridge on Saturday it was hard to believe that 5 years had passed since that fateful summer’s day when 11 men tragically lost their lives at the Shoreham Air Show.

Shoreham Airshow Disaster - 5 years on

It is hard to believe that it is 5 years since that fateful summer’s day in August when 11 men in the wrong place at the wrong time through no fault of their own tragically lost their lives in the Shoreham Air Show disaster.

Handing out an award!

A pleasure to visit Adrian today and hand over a ‘Coronavirus Community Champion’ Certificate. Adrian has learning difficulties and normally attends Ferring Country Centre but needed a COVID-safe activity to get to grips with.

Discussing Migrant Crossings with Lord Alf Dubs

“Allowing these boats to come across in such a dangerous way, allowing people to queue jump and being accused of lacking humanity by the French authorities who are allowing unaccompanied vulnerable children to roam around Calais - if that were happening in Dover we would have picked them up, they

Herald Column: August 20

On Monday I was invited to the new platform extension at Lancing station. Gone are the days of 8 coach westbound trains overhanging the level crossing causing extended delays with the barriers down. The extension will be in service from next month and has been put in place in record quick time.


The Education Secretary has this afternoon announced that  teacher-assessed grades will be given to A-Level and GCSEs students in England this summer.

A Level Results

The A-Level results announced this week have resulted in many grades being lower than people had expected.

Herald Column: August 13

The scale of the Treasury support for local businesses and local jobs throughout the pandemic has been phenomenal.

Migrant Crossings

I’ve had a lot of people write to me and ask for my opinion on the recent migrant crossings. It is by nature an incredibly complex situation and not one that can be easily answered in a sentence or a paragraph, so I’ve written the following to try and address the issue.