Herald Column: January 30

Thank you to all those who have already responded to my ‘Make Britain Breakfast Again’ idea. It looks as though we have a good few interesting breakfast discussions ahead but I could do with a few more Remainers on board to get a true balance.

Update on the Israeli/Palestine conflict

All constituents are welcome to attend an  "Update on the Israeli/Palestine conflict" following my trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories last year, followed by informal discussions on situation there at  Shoreham Methodist Church, 7.30 pm Thursday 5th March.

Weekly look ahead: 28th January

I discuss Holocaust Memorial Day, tree-planting in Southwick and other Westminster and Constituency events in my weekly video.

Huawei Contract

Having seen the appalling human rights abuses carried out by China - not least amongst Tibetans and Uighurs within China’s borders - I am in no hurry to hand over such a sensitive security contact for our 5G network to the Chinese Government’s front company, Huawei.

Clause 37 of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Many constituents have written to me regarding 'Clause 37' of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, and whilst I have responded to everyone that has emailed, I thought it would be helpful to have my response on here too.


Herald Column: January 23

This week the Queen’s Speech passed through Parliament by a majority of 87 – very different from the defeats facing the Government before the election and now we can get our ambitious programme through Parliament. There is a rundown of the main measures in my constituency e-newsletter.

Weekly look ahead: 21st January

Discussing the RSPB #BigGardenBirdWatch event, Cllr Paul Mansfield’s sock donation campaign, parliamentary business and the reforming of APPGs (including the Mindfulness and 1950s State Pension Inequality for Women groups) in my weekly video.

Support for local pubs in East Worthing and Shoreham

I have pledged my support for the Long Live the Local Campaign to help pubs in East Worthing and Shoreham keep their doors open. I joined the more than 240,000 people who have signed the petition so far, including 448 in East Worthing and Shoreham alone.

Herald Column: January 16

Last Thursday the Brexit Bill passed its final stages in the House of Commons with a majority of 99 votes. In all my near 23 years in Parliament I have never been on the Government winning side by such a margin.

Clause 37 Brexit Bill Explained

Last week the Brexit Bill finished its stages in the House of Commons - with a 99 majority - and will now move to the House of Lords before becoming law and enabling us to leave the EU at the end of  this month with a deal. Getting Brexit done.