This year the Chancellor's Budget focused on helping younger people get on the housing ladder and putting more money in to the NHS. These were matters which I pledged to do more for when first seeking election as your MP in 2015. You can view my speech from the Budget debate on this page.
This week, the Chancellor unveiled his Budget to the House of Commons. I remember my first budget, and being somewhat embarrassed when MPs around me starting whooping and waving their order papers in the air.
Local MPs, Amber Rudd and Huw Merriman, today responded to a new report by the Road Safety Foundation which cited the A21 from Hurst Green to Hastings as the highest risk road on England’s Strategic Road Network.
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).
The brewing and pub sector makes a huge economic contribution to Bexhill and Battle, figures from a study commissioned by the British Beer and Pub Association show. The sector supports 1,052 jobs and provides £24m in value to the local economy.
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