24 October 2014
Thanks to the massive campaign supporting my PSHE Bill, Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education, today promised to take concrete steps to improve the consistency and quality of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education in our schools. In correspondence with me, she agreed that PSHE is exceptionally important and I hope we’ll have made real progress towards ensuring every child gets good PSHE by the time the Bill comes back to Parliament in February.
19 September 2014
One of the country’s most precious wildlife sites is under threat. Lodge Hill in Kent is home to nightingales and other scarce, declining and protected species. But the local council has approved a major mixed use development, which would destroy the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and damage nearby ancient woodland.
15 September 2014
On Friday I spoke at an event hosted by the Social Enterprise Network.
29 August 2014
I visited a house with a difference yesterday – the Waste House, which is turning local waste into a resource.
21 August 2014
We owe it to all those suffering across the Middle East not to repeat the mistakes of the past and condemn the region to yet more bloodshed. We need to get it right this time and that means asking some difficult questions - and parliamentary scrutiny is vital...
30 July 2014
It's Brighton and Hove's annual Pride weekend and this year I wanted to draw attention to the campaign to end the unequal rules for gay men giving blood.
29 July 2014
This week I’m working on my response to the Council’s survey on housing strategy.
17 July 2014
Who wouldn’t be in favour of small businesses, enterprise and employment?
10 July 2014
I don’t think we should be boxed in by what the Government tells us needs to be in our City Plan – it’s our city and I think you should be consulted fully...
09 July 2014
Yesterday I attended a roundtable to discuss the Government’s plans to allow HMRC to sell the information it holds on us. Lots of constituents had asked me to go and to object on their behalf to the proposals - I was happy to do so.
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