Westminster News

Local MPs welcome Budget Welfare Boost

Local MPs, Amber Rudd and Huw Merriman, have welcomed the £1.5billion package of measures to help benefits claimants on Universal Credit.

Departure Date for Leaving the EU

Constituents have contacted me following speculation as to when the UK will leave the European Union. This matter has received heightened interest because the Government has proposed an amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill which would make it absolutely clear that Britain will be leaving at 11pm on 29 March 2019 (being midnight in mainland Europe). Those who are reluctant about Britain leaving the EU do not want this hard deadline imposed and would rather amend the Bill to permit a later date being used (or no such date at all).

Leaving the EU: Disclosing Views to Parliament

In the House of Commons, I spoke up for transparency and the need for Government to keep Parliament updated on the views, analysis and positions collected across Whitehall.

MP Calls on More Action for Elderly Care

Speaking in Parliament last week, Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, called for reform to enable local elderly and vulnerable residents to be given better care.

Huw Joins Breast Cancer discussion in Parliament

This week I was pleased to join the All Party Parliamentary Group for Breast Cancer for a discussion with the Health Minister, Steve Brine, and the Chief Executives of Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now about cancer treatment and prevention.