No IKEA on New Monks Farm

On Saturday I was in Shoreham supporting the campaign to say NO to IKEA on the New Monks Farm site. A large number of local residents marched and demonstrated against the proposals.

IKEA: Customer movements and Deliveries modelled

Below you can find the data I was presented with during his trip to IKEA Southampton, which shows models of customer movements (first tables) and deliveries (second table) to the proposed site.

‘Moral duty’ to cut betting stake

As the Government gets close to making a decision on the stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), we are urging the Government to make the decision which is the best interests of our country and make the stake £2.

Herald column May 10th 2018

When it comes to the emergency services I always seem to have something of a calming effect. Last week I joined one of our excellent local ambulance crews for an evening shift.

Tim Loughton MP pledges support for Diabetes UK food labelling campaign

Tim Loughton MP for East Worthing & Shoreham has lent their support to a campaign from leading charity Diabetes UK, calling for the public to be given clear nutritional information in restaurants, cafes and takeaways, as well as on the front of all pre-packaged food and drinks.

Herald column May 3rd 2018

It was another tumultuous start to the week at Westminster with the resignation of the Home Secretary Amber Rudd in the wake of the so-called ‘Windrush Affair.’ As a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee I was one of those who interrogated the former Home Secretary when she made her comment

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.