Public Sector Pay

Several people have written to me questioning why I voted against a Labour amendment in the Queen’s Speech debate yesterday appearing to give a pay rise to public sector workers. It did no such thing.

Abortions Performed in England for Women from Northern Ireland

I welcome the announcement by the Government that women from Northern Ireland will be able to get abortions on the NHS in England. Women's rights, which have been hard fought for, should transcend the borders within our great United Kingdom.

Response to DUP agreement

Since the election a number of people have written to me asking how I could support governing in partnership the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland (DUP).

Herald column June 22nd 2017

Amidst all the tragic news of further terrorism attacks and the horrific fire in Kensington last week there was little to celebrate. But the Worthing Children’s Parade is always a happy and celebratory event and it provided some much needed light relief amidst the gloom.