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MPs win Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race

In an egg-citing finish to this year's Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race in London, the MPs' Team flattened our opposition to scoop victory at the annual showdown of Westminster's finest. 

Home Affairs Select Commitee - Calais Border

Watch me enable Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire MP, to admit in today's Home Affairs Select Committee that there is no link between Brexit and the ending of the 'Treaty of Le Touquet', which effectively establishes our borders in Calais. 

BBC South East Today - Calais Border

I responded yesterday to the Prime Minister's claim that voting for Brexit would result in migrant camps like "the Jungle" in Calais moving to southern England has provoked quite the backlash. The two things - the EU and the Treaty of Le Touqet - are just not linked. So let's concentrate on the facts and let's have a rational debate about what should happen. 

A27 Working Group Update

On Thursday 4 February 2016, I attended the third meeting of the local A27 Working Group.

Meeting Adur and Worthing's Member of Youth Parliament

Delighted to be able to discuss the UK Youth Parliament's anti-racism campaign, 'Don't hate, educate', with Adur and Worthing's Member of Youth Parliament, Stephen Gearing, and his deputy, Sebastian Maxed, as well as receiving an update on a number of local campaigns they have been taking part in.

GTR Performance Update: Monday 1st Feb - Friday 5th Feb

Here I have grouped together Southern's performance charts from the last week from which you will see that Monday was particularly bad with Gatwick Express - 57% of its trains were delayed, whilst 26% were either more than 30 minutes late or cancelled.

Sir Robert Woodard Academy 3G pitch public meeting

Local Conservative councillors and I arranged a public meeting at United Reformed Church, Cokeham Road, Sompting, which was attended by approximately 80 local residents, following concerns from constituents about the impact of the new 3G pitch proposed for the Sir Robert Woodard Academy site.

My reaction to the Prime Minister's EU renegotiation

I wanted to give a brief update on the ‪EU renegotiations‬. This week the Prime Minister, David Cameron, came back from intensive negotiations with his colleagues in Europe and the President of the Council of the European Union, Donald Tusk, and put forward a set of draft proposals for a renegotiated relationship between the United Kingdom and the EU. 

House of Commons - Yemen Debate

I spoke in the Chamber yesterday, during the debate on the civil war in Yemen, drawing attention to the tragic fact that about half of all children in Yemen are not in education. These children need to have some continuity in their education and if we do not have the future in mind for those children, the future of the whole country is perilous.