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Trade Bill - Fake News Busting

Yet again I open up my mailbox to find a number of angry constituents convinced that the wicked Tories and me in particular have voted to do something terrible.

Weekly look ahead: 22nd July

My final weekly video before the Parliamentary recess, discussing sewage in East Worthing, some Trade Bill ‘fake news’, pay rises for public workers, my webinar discussing Tibet and the Uighurs and much more.

Herald Column: July 23

There was a very good example of why by and large I am not a fan of mass emailing of circulars promoted by pressure groups and forwarded by constituents. Several residents sent me an email this week to do with the issue of airline refunds on account of cancelled flights due to Coronavirus.

Herald Column: July 16

It was good to get back into the swing of street surgeries with the reopening of the Shoreham farmer’s market last Saturday.

Weekly look ahead: 14th July

My weekly video, discussing the disturbances in Shoreham on Saturday night, the release of the ‘Russia Report’, the closing of the footpath on the West side of the River Adur in Shoreham, fencing work at Southwick Green to prevent future unauthorized encampments, and more.

Herald Column: July 9

Thank you to all those who restrained themselves at the weekend and didn’t celebrate having their locks chopped and the pubs reopening by going off on a complete bender. I certainly marked my first haircut in over 5 months with a quiet pint of much missed Harvey’s Best.

Weekly look ahead: 7th July

My weekly video, discussing the important ‘Domestic Abuse Bill’, the new ‘Global Human Rights Sanction Regime’, the mini-budget we’re expecting on Wednesday and new support for the arts.

Herald Column: July 2

Another Parliamentary first this week as I held my first virtual mass lobby in response to the event organised by ‘The Time is Now for a Green and Fair Recovery,’ and marking a year on from the Government’s historic commitment to net zero carbon by 2050.

Weekly look ahead: 1st July

My weekly video, discussing the reopening of pubs and other venues from the 4th of July, overcrowding on certain beaches, the Immigration Bill… and finally getting a haircut on Saturday!

School Upgrades

East Worthing and Shoreham to benefit from upgraded facilities to improve the education of children

I have welcomed the announcement that schools in East Worthing and Shoreham will benefit from funding to improve school facilities.