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Off the leash and championing local businesses

This summer I am knocking on doors with a survey which asks residents what priorities they have for me when Parliament returns. With 50,000 doors across the constituency, I will not get to everyone but hope to get as many views as possible.

Hopes for a Revised Brexit Agreement

Parliament has broken for the summer recess, meaning that my main place of work for the next six weeks will be across the 200 square miles of the Bexhill and Battle constituency.

Early Help - Response to ESCC consultation on children's centres

A number of constituents have contacted me regarding East Sussex County Council's Early Year's consultation which could see the closure of local children's centres and the transfer of two nurseries out of Council control.

My response to the consultation is as follows:

 

My week in Parliament

My week in Parliament has been a very enjoyable, as well as educational, experience. I have always had a great interest in politics and current affairs, so this has been an amazing opportunity for me and I have been able to gain a much broader view of the UK’s political system.

Shutting down Parliament is no way to deliver democracy

This week Parliament has been debating whether it should be prorogued (i.e. shut itself down) during the month of October. The thought that employees would wish to close down their own place of work would be an unusual concept to most. It is to me as well.

Children's Services Consultation

Last week, I visited the Children’s Centre at Egerton Park. It is facing closure due to East Sussex needing to put more of its budget in adult social care. This could also cause the loss of the nursery which sits below the children’s centre. It will be a huge blow to lose these services.

Committee will see our problem parking

The last fortnight has been dominated by the contest to elect the next Prime Minister. What started as a wide open field of twelve will be whittled down to two. Members of the Conservative Party will then select the winner from the finalists. 

My week with Huw

Having inquired as to the opportunity of working alongside Huw from work experience, last week I was fortunate enough to shadow Huw during a particularly exciting week in Parliament.

PM Election should not be a shouting party

This week in Parliament, we honoured the bravery of our troops who took part in the Normandy landings 75 years ago. Alongside our American and Canadian allies, by night-time, around 156,000 Allied troops had arrived in Normandy, despite challenging weather and fierce German defences.