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My decision for the EU Meaningful Vote

Next Tuesday, MPs will vote to either accept, or reject, the Prime Minister’s agreement with the EU. If approved, this will set out our terms for exiting the EU and the work will commence for fixing our future relationship. If rejected then the options are unclear.

EU Drama plays out in Parliament

It’s been another tumultuous week in Parliament. Last week, the Prime Minister published the draft EU Withdrawal Agreement. Over 585 pages, this document sets out how the UK will leave the European Union.

Remembering the Fallen from Parliament

One hundred years ago this week, Parliamentarians gathered in the House of Commons and the House of Lords to receive the formal announcement of the acceptance of the terms of the Armistice imposed on Germany by the Allies and the United States of America. 

Back to School

Parliament has reconvened after the short conference recess. As promised in my last column, I spoke this week during the debate on the Agriculture Bill.

Voting to Modernise Parliament as a Workplace

Parents caring for newborn babies or those suffering with a health condition, are protected in law in the workplace. Their jobs are covered by another employee and they must be allowed back to work. What happens, in the same situation, for MPs in Parliament?

Crunch time for British Farmers

Wednesday was ‘Back British Farming’ day. To mark the event, I joined the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) in Parliament to discuss some of the challenges faced by farmers and producers in East Sussex.

Happy to give Trust praise it deserves

Shortly after being elected as your MP in 2015, the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) which runs our hospitals in Bexhill, Hastings and Eastbourne was put into special measures by the health regulator.

BBC Breakfast with Huw in Hooe

Parliament has now broken for its summer recess. This allows me a welcome opportunity to get out and about in the 200 square miles of this beautiful constituency to work with our many local groups and organisations.

Leaving the EU: Devil in the Detail

As if I needed to add an explanation, matters relating to leaving the European Union have dominated the airwaves, and our division lobbies in Parliament.