Looking Ahead to a Postive 2018

With the Christmas season in full flow, it is more specifically a case of 'In the Kitchen' for me. Just as well that cooking is, along with gardening, how I like to keep myself busy when work permits. How fortunate we are at having so many great local shops to provide the festive feast.

Positivity, optimism and a bright future

Christmas is almost upon us. Our part of the country is a special one and comes in to its own at this time of year. Despite being in the bustling South East, we have the solace of countryside and coastal beauty which helps build a community of help and friendship.

Health Secretary Congratulates Local Hospital Trust

Speaking in the House of Commons this week, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, praised the local East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust which runs the Conquest, District and General and Bexhill Hospitals.

Local MP fights for more County funding

Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, this week called on the Government to address the level of funding being provided to East Sussex County Council.

Amendment 7, to Clause 9, of the EU Withdrawal Bill

I have been contacted by constituents who have inquired as to whether Parliament will get a say on the final terms covering the departure of the UK from the EU and the new agreement which may govern our future terms. In particular, I have been asked if I will be voting for an Amendment 7, to Clause 9, of the EU Withdrawal Bill, which, it is claimed, would give Parliament greater power to scrutinise our exit terms.