Today - Monday 2nd December - is the first day that mixed-sex couples in England and Wales can choose to enter into Civil Partnerships. There are 3.3million cohabiting couples in the UK and the Government estimates there could be up to 84,000 ceremonies in the first year.
Domestic abuse and sexual abuse are a serious scourge in our society - 35% of domestic abuse starts when a woman is pregnant, and conviction figures for rape in this country are woefully low. We need to do much more to combat this societal evil.
Talking about school funding outside Chesswood School - my number 1 issue at this election. Every primary school in East Worthing and Shoreham will get at least £3750 per pupil funding next year, rising to £4000, and every secondary school will get at least £5000 per pupil from next year.
A campaign update with two and a half weeks until election day - the weather hasn’t always been ideal - but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed talking to people on the doorstep and I’m looking forward to the upcoming hustings.