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Weekly look ahead: 24th June

Another busy week in Parliament and the constituency, discussing Open Farm Sunday at Lychpole Farm, the Tibetan Sikyong, Armed Forces Weekend and my Eco tip for the week.

Plastics in Rivers

I was very pleased to attend the Greenpeace presentation in Parliament last week which focused on plastics in our rivers. I received a copy of their informative new report “Upstream: Microplastics in UK Rivers”, which you can read here as an attachment below. 

Guide Dog event in Parliament

Always a pleasure to meet with Guide Dogs in Parliament - too often guide dog owners are made to feel unwelcome and excluded from public places. This is against the law but more needs to be done.

Conservative Leadership

We have 2 exceptionally talented candidates in the final round and I look forward to listening over the coming weeks to a proper, full and frank debate. I am happy to reveal now that my preference is for Boris.

Herald Column: June 20

On Saturday it was that time of year again for one of my favourite events of the constituency calendar – the Worthing Children’s Parade. This was the 12th parade and 12th time I have had the privilege to act as compere welcoming the schools as they processed into Steyne Gardens.

Thank a Teacher Day and PMQs

On Thank a Teacher Day, I pay tribute to all the teachers across East Worthing and Shoreham. I also expressed concern in PMQs that a recent Department for Education report showed that children in coastal areas achieve lower grades than elsewhere.

Weekly look ahead: 18th June

A marathon week ahead video from a fantastically busy week - ranging from my productive Extinction Rebellion meeting, Big Ben facts, the Worthing Children’s Parade (with special guest David Walliams) and the latest on the leadership race.

Shoreham BeachBox Update

The next consultation event for Shoreham BeachBox will be held on Friday 21st June at the Beach Dreams festival, where proposed designs for Shoreham BeachBox will be exhibited and the development team will be on hand to discuss all aspects of the design and plans for the building throughout the a

Ending the UK’s contribution to global warming

I welcomed the announcement that the UK will become the first major economy in the world to end its contribution towards global warming, as the Conservative Government introduces a new law to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.