Herald column March 2nd 2017

Spring is in the air and on Tuesday I was amongst a number of parliamentarians with more than a spring in our step as we competed for who could embarrass themselves the most in the annual Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race.

WASPI Update

WASPI Update including lobbying MPs, working out solutions, how you can help, e.g.

Tim Loughton MP swears to take on mental illness

Tim Loughton MP has pledged to take on the unacceptable lack of progress in tackling young people’s mental health.

Tim joined MPs from all parties in swearing to tackle mental illness at an event in Parliament.    

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

My "short" update on the progress of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. This is the legislation that gives Parliament's consent to allow the Government to enact Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, thereby beginning the process of our withdrawal from the EU.

Letter from Rail Minister - Southern Rail Compensation Scheme

Dear Colleague,

I am writing to you today further to Chris Grayling’s letter of 2 December 2016, where Chris announced that tens of thousands of Southern rail passengers are to be repaid the equivalent of a month’s travel for the extraordinary disruption they have suffered.

Shoreham Citizen Advice

Last week, I caught up with staff at Citizens Advice based at the Shoreham Centre to hear about changes to their structures in Adur, Worthing and Mid Sussex.