Sky News - Public Sector Pay

I discuss the public sector pay cap on Sky News. Whilst I am supportive of removing the cap it must be done in a way which we can afford and not as a cynical amendment tacked onto a Queen's Speech with the sole purpose of trying to bring down the Government.

Herald column June 29th 2017

At last, after a few hiccups, the Queen came to open Parliament last Wednesday in a slightly ‘dumbed down’ version of the State Opening. There were no horse-drawn coaches, no cavalry escorts and no crown and Her Majesty was able to get away in time for the 2.30 first race at Royal Ascot.

Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

This week I met with the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness and made a pledge to tackle loneliness in East Worthing & Shoreham. Jo set up the Commission before she was murdered just over a year ago.

Adur Residents Environmental Action

I attended a well-supported inaugural public meeting of new environmental group AREA at Ropetackle last week set up to monitor air pollution in local traffic hotspots and lobby for cleaner air.

Dr Frederick Dixon - Blue Plaque

I learnt a little more about Worthing’s rich history with the unveiling of a blue plaque to former Union Place resident Dr Frederick Dixon by the Worthing Society last week Elm Lawn House.

A27 Update

We were originally expecting the latest proposals from Highways England about upgrading the A27 through #Lancing / #Sompting / #Worthing to be published in June. This has been delayed because of the general election and we are awaiting a new date imminently.