Operation Encompass Drop in

Last Wednesday I met Dame Esther Rantzen and David and Elisabeth Carney-Haworth, both recently awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for their work safeguarding children from domestic abuse.

Herald Column: July 18

Thank you to all those who have entered my ‘Cutest Pet’ competition to mark the new Animal Cruelty Sentencing Bill introduced by the Government last week to up the punishment for cruelty to animals.

Disability Benefits Consortium report launch and drop-in

I today lent my support to 80 charities calling for better support for disabled people.

I attended the launch event in Parliament for the report ‘Has welfare became unfair?- the impact of changes on disabled people”.

Weekly look ahead: 16th July

My weekly video, where I discuss the persecution of Christians, Worthing Pride, the Leadership Race and my Eco-Tip of the week.

Beer Champions

It was an honour to receive a special award, in recognition of my support for the Long Live the Local campaign and helping to secure consecutive freezes in beer duty. I was presented with the ‘Beer Champion’ award, a unique tap-handle trophy created especially for the occasion.

Cancer Research UK Roadshow in Parliament

I got on board with the campaign to diagnose cancer earlier last week, as Cancer Research UK’s Cancer Awareness roadshow made a special stop at Parliament.

Remembering Srebrenica

It was a privilege to talk at the Worthing Masjid yesterday, for the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

Alzheimer’s Society photography exhibition

On Tuesday 9th July, I joined 120 other Members of Parliament at an Alzheimer’s Society photography exhibition to showcase the human cost of the dementia care crisis.

Herald Column: July 11

As I have written before I have spent a lot of time over the last 18 months working with the Worthing Benefit Office in particular to scrutinise how well prepared they have been to bring in Universal Credit which came in locally just over a year ago.