Nursery School Update

Away from Brexit and the General Election, we had some excellent and incredibly welcome news yesterday that Maintained Nursery Schools have been allocated additional supplementary funding for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Herald Column: October 31

By the time you read this we could be in a General Election campaign; we will not be in a General Election campaign; we could have passed the European Withdrawal Bill; we could have pulled the European Withdrawal Bill; Boris may be in a ditch somewhere.

Weekly look ahead: 30th October

My weekly video featuring my eco-tip, events in the constituency later this week and my reaction to the news of a general election.

Our Outstanding Worthing Hospital

Last week we had the fantastic news that Worthing Hospital has been rated ‘Outstanding’ in all categories following a report by the Care Quality Commission and I want to pay tribute and give my huge thanks to all the staff that made that possible.

Herald Column: October 24

As last week’s ‘Super Saturday’ vote on the new Brexit deal didn’t exactly go according to plan I think I will reserve judgement on the likely outcome of this week’s deliberations in Parliament until the final votes on Thursday when this column is actually published!

Weekly look ahead: 22nd October

My Brexit-heavy weekly video, featuring a comprehensive attempt at explaining what’s going on - as well as my eco-tip, a meeting with the new Chief Inspector for the Adur and Worthing division, a Home Affairs Select Committee update and more. 

Backing the campaign to stop delays to blood cancer diagnosis

I am supporting a campaign to reduce the number of blood cancer patients who experience potentially life-threatening delays to diagnosis. I met with representatives from the blood cancer charity Bloodwise in Parliament on Wednesday (16 October) who have launched a new report into the issue.

Environment Bill Reaction

“For those people who are concerned that coming out of the EU might mean some dilution of environmental standards - this is way tougher than anything in the EU at the moment. We are going to be world leaders in environmental protection, and I absolutely support that.”

Herald Column: October 17

So the men with shovels have been clearing up after another Queen’s Speech and all the pomp, ceremony and horse deposits it brings with it. Yet after waiting for the longest time in over 350 years for this one, like London buses there could be another one along in a minute.

Weekly look ahead: 15th October

This week I talk about an upcoming seminar with WASPI women, a meeting with the British Youth Council, my eco-tip (do send in any suggestions!) and a new Brexit deal.