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

Mayor’s public speaking competition

There was more than an element of politics on show when I was one of the judges at the Mayor’s public speaking competition at the Town Hall which saw teams from Chatsmore, Davison’s, Worthing High School and Durrington High pit their debating skills against each other.

Herald column April 26th 2018

I like busy days and last Friday started with an early meeting with representatives from the local air pollution group AREA for an update, as I was unable to attend their public meeting earlier in the week confined to barracks in Parliament for the important Syria debates.


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.

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service Public Consultation

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (WSFRS) is seeking the views of the wider community on its draft Integrated Risk Management Plan.

The Fire & Rescue Service has a statutory duty to consult on and publish the plan.

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

New Train Times - Coming 20 May

The upcoming changes to Southern's train timetable will hopefully create a more reliable service and extra capacity in the morning peak for 40,000 more passengers from across our network into London, with further expansion to 60,000 by the end of 2019.  This does mean that every train time, at ev