Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, has welcomed the news that an agreement has finally been reached between the NHS and drugs company Vertex Pharmaceuticals on the supply of life-changing cystic fibrosis drugs.
I will now be fighting my third General Election in less than 5 years. It has been an immense privilege to have served the residents of the Bexhill and Battle constituency since 2015. The national picture has been challenging.
Last week I had an amazing opportunity shadowing Huw in the Houses of Parliament. The experience altogether was surprisingly very interesting and eye-opening especially during the negotiations for the Brexit Deal.
Grant Shapps, our new Secretary of State for Transport, appeared before our committee to discuss his priorities. I asked him if the department was really able to deliver on reform as well as deal with the events which arise. I used the airline insolvency review as an example.
In a Westminster Hall debate discussing funding for small and village schools. Huw spoke about the recent proposal to close Broad Oak Primary School. This threat is due to a lack of pupils that attend.