Herald column November 1st 2018

The big news of the week was of course the Budget on Monday, apparently the first Budget to be held on a Monday since 1962, when I was born. It was a longer than usual Budget with a lot of detail and overall some pretty good news for a whole range of people.

Poppy Ride 2018

Cycled a respectable 2.77km in 5 mins as part of Industry & Parliament Trust’s Poppy Ride 2018. The IPT’s annual Poppy Ride sets out to raise funds and awareness for Poppy Appeal & the centenary year of the end of the First World War. #ThankYou100 #IPTPoppyRide #PoppyAppeal

Thoughts on Prime Minister's negotiations, People's Vote & Brexit

It has been a roller-coaster last few weeks on the Brexit front and I have received a great many emails from constituents asking me to support a People's Vote, to support the Prime Minister and to "just get on with it" and leave, as well as everything in between!

Pledge to stop #PuppySmuggling

Today I’m pledging to help stop #puppysmuggling - I’ve read a worrying report from @dogstrust revealing horrific practices in some Eastern European countries where dogs are treated awfully and then transported hundreds of miles in horrendous conditions to be sold in the UK.

New Monks Farm Update

I know a lot of my constituents share my disappointment that the Adur Planning Committee decided to approve the plans for New Monks Farm. There are numerous concerns about the impact it will have on traffic, congestion and our environment. 

Budget 2018 - Money for schools

To All MPs

Dear Colleague,

Today’s Budget reiterates our commitment to improve every child’s education.

Budget 2018

Today was #Budget2018 - there were lots of announcements throughout the Chancellor's speech and the headlines are that the UK economy continues to be in a strong position with record employment and the lowest unemployment on record, whilst real term wage increases are at the highest in years.