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Time for MPs to start delivering Brexit

Last week I had to return home early from my Council of Europe meetings in Strasbourg to attend the weekly Opposition Day Debate in the House of Commons. The debate was about whether we should have a future debate about leaving Europe.

Raising standards in care for elderly

Last week marked the opening of the Orangery, a state of the art apartment block in Sidley for the over 60s with care facilities for those who need it in their advancing years. Residents who part-buy, or rent, live independently but can purchase more care as the years progress.

Why aiding refugees abroad makes sense

Much of my time is spent trying to improve the situation which constituents find themselves in. It is sometimes important for us to appreciate how fortunate we are for what we have. This was brought home to me having spent a week in Jordan with Save the Children.

The varied life of an MP keeps me busy

The job of an MP is a varied one, as I reminded myself when setting off to Westminster from East Sussex at 5am with my car boot full of honey. My cargo was destined for the first All Party Parliamentary Group for Bees' Honey Fair.

Olympians Inspire Us to Chase Dreams

Our 24 hour, 7 day a week, rolling media service can normally be relied upon to persuade us that there is more bad news in this country than good.

Let's tackle speedsters and criminals

Last week I met with the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable of Sussex Police to discuss policing and law and order matters which constituents have raised with me.

Southern Rail and Transport under scrutiny

Whilst the TV cameras focus on the House of Commons chamber, the forensic scrutiny of government and industry is being tackled in committee. For me, this means the Transport Select Committee of which I am an elected member.

Embracing a new European Settlement

Much has happened in the fortnight since my last column. The nation has voted to withdraw from the EU and our Prime Minister has resigned along with most of the opposition front-bench.

Remembering my colleague Jo Cox MP

Last week, we lost our colleague Jo Cox. Jo was elected as an MP only a year ago and she clearly left a mark of public service on her constituents and many more who she had not met during her life but who, following her tragic passing, clearly felt a connection from further afield.