Brooklands Park Masterplan

Adur & Worthing Council have recently published the new masterplan for Brooklands Park, following consultation with over 800 people responding and the councils working closely with the Friends of Brooklands Park. 

‘Be Smart This Winter’

With winter closing in, I am urging residents to make sure their homes are ready for anything the weather might bring.

Herald column November 22nd 2018

Summary of my email inbox over last few days: dump the PM and reject her Brexit plan; support the PM and her plan; vote for a ‘People’s Vote (because we didn’t trust the people the first time); ignore the referendum result and dump Brexit; honour the referendum result and just get on with deliver

#AskHerToStand Day in Parliament

As part of the 100 years anniversary of women’s suffrage Parliament last week held an ‘Ask her to stand’ day where 300 women with an interest in getting involved in politics were invited for a ‘sample day’ in the Commons.

Lancing & Sompting Pastfinders

Earlier in the week I was delighted to welcome 50 members of the Sompting & Lancing Pathfinders Group for a tour around Parliament.

EU Withdrawal Agreement

Today I am standing up for Brexit, I spent the weekend in a dark room with a hot towel on my head reading the 585-page draft EU Withdrawal Agreement, which is not even the agreement that we are going to end up with, it is just the terms on which we can negotiate a future agreement! 

Respect for Shopworkers Week

I visited the Co-op store in Broadwater on 16 November to demonstrate my support for Respect for Shopworkers Week.

Worthing High School Question Time

In-between all that there was quite a grilling from 400 students at Worthing High School for their inaugural Question Time event where I was invited to be on the panel along with Chief Inspector Miles Ockwell, Councillor Becky Cooper and of course the head himself, Pan Panayiotou.

Herald diary November 15th 2018

The common observation from all the Remembrance Day commemorations held locally and nationally was that the crowds had never been bigger and it was particularly uplifting to see so many young people turn out.


Great to attend South & Mid Sussex NSPCC AGM meeting where the local Lancing branch once again had fund raised the most over the course of the year. Congratulations to all involved!