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Herald column October 25th 2018

In the current rather febrile atmosphere at Westminster over Brexit at the moment conspiracy theories seem to abound more than ever.

Government Fisheries Bill to take back control of UK waters

Today, the government are introducing the Fisheries Bill to Parliament, which will create the powers to build a sustainable, profitable UK fishing industry and deliver a Green Brexit with new protections for our precious marine environment.

Fair Funding for West Sussex County Council

I joined 6 of my West Sussex colleagues for a meeting with the Local Government Minister Rishi Sunak to make sure he is well aware of the shortcomings we have been facing in our county not least with the severe funding pressures on adult social care and children.

UK Parliament Week 2018

As we mark 100 years since the first women gained the right to vote, I am inviting everyone in Adur and Worthing to get involved in UK Parliament Week and play a part in our thriving democracy.

Herald column October 18th 2018

I joined a group of parents at Eastbrook Primary Academy last Friday for an online safety workshop organised jointly by the NSPCC and O2. It was both informative and alarming and many concerned parents came away fired up to do more to find out what their children are up to online.

Street harassment: #ISayItsNotOK

I hosted a discussion event in Parliament recently to discuss the issue of street harassment and to support the launch of Plan International UK's #ISayItsNotOK campaign, which calls on the government to recognise harassment in public as a form of gender-based violence.

£240 million fund to ease winter pressures on the NHS

Local authorities in England will receive a share of a £240 million fund to help local areas ease winter pressures on the NHS.

The extra funding is aimed at reducing delayed transfers of care and could pay for the following:

Pledging my support to Local Pubs in East Worthing and Shoreham

I have pledged my support to the Long Live the Local Campaign to help pubs in East Worthing and Shoreham keep their doors open, joining more than 100,000 people who have signed the petition so far, including 224 in East Worthing and Shoreham.