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Brain Tumour Awareness Month

It was my pleasure to attend the Parliamentary drop-in marking the beginning of Brain Tumour Awareness Month. This month recognises this devastating disease, helps support everyone affected by it and gives a focus to making a difference.

Herald Column: March 7th

In the last week I have taken part in a number of interesting debates in Parliament which didn’t involve Brexit.

NHS Parliamentary Awards 2019

Last year there were over 750 nominations from fellow MPs for individuals or organisations to win an award at the NHS Parliamentary Awards.

Education Funding Debate

My speech from Monday's education funding debate, where I talk about the long-term funding issues that schools in West Sussex have encountered. 

Small Charities Challenge Fund

I am pleased to let you know about DFID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF), an exciting funding opportunity for small charities across East Worthing and Shoreham and beyond

Weekly look ahead: 4th March

Another busy week ahead - with debates, meetings and events ranging from sheep-worrying to education funding.

Maintained Nursery Schools Update

Great news for Boundstone and other maintained nurseries today - the Government will extend the supplementary funding paid to local authorities - by a sum of approximately £24 million - to enable them to fully-fund maintained nursery schools for the whole of the 2019/2020 academic year. 

Herald Column February 28th 2019

The problem of unauthorised traveller encampments has been a nuisance in Adur and Worthing over many years, as it has in many parts of the country.

Fairtrade Reception

It was a pleasure to be able to attend a drop-in session in Parliament, where I learnt more about the ‘Fairtrade Foundation’s’ campaign for securing a living income for cocoa farmers.

Weekly look ahead: 25th February

From a glorious, sun-baked East Worthing, in this weekly look-ahead I discuss Brexit, Westminster debates including the Macpherson Report and funding for our West Sussex schools, local issues such as the Adur tidal walls flood defence scheme and more.