Our town, betrayed!

Our town, betrayed!

The profoundly disappointing news from County Hall this week at the closure of our outstanding rehab care home, Firwood House, in Hampden Park, has caused shockwaves across the town. I am pleased East Sussex County Council at least listened to my pleas and those of the 10,000 residents who signed...

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Gosport War Memorial Hospital: I call for a criminal inquiry

Gosport War Memorial Hospital: I call for a criminal inquiry

Last week saw the publication of Bishop James Jones' enquiry into what took place decades ago at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital. The Report concluded that more than 450 patients had died early and unnecessarily after being given opiate drugs. It went on to say there was a "disregard for human ...

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A petition to Number 10

A petition to Number 10 A petition to Number 10

On Thursday, 7th June I visited No 10 Downing Street to hand over a petition asking the government clarify the rules around county councils providing transport for disabled children over 16. You may remember a year of so ago a local woman, Leanna Forse, who was a teacher, had been put into an inv...

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Stephen backs lifesaving defibrillator campaign

Stephen backs lifesaving defibrillator campaign

I’ve been very impressed by the Eastbourne Heart Beat Campaign, which has so far installed more than 50 new public access defibrillators across town. The initiative  has been a really brilliant one for Eastbourne. I had the privilege of speaking in Parliament on the need for more defibrillators a...

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GTR and Southern Rail

GTR and Southern Rail

On Monday in Parliament, Chris Grayling MP, the Secretary of State for Transport, was being used for football practice, figuratively speaking, and was kicked around the Chamber by players from all sides as he defended his utterly shambolic oversight of the new timetable chaos. What made it so dif...

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Abortion Law in Northern Ireland

Abortion Law in Northern Ireland

The sensitive issue of abortion in Northern Ireland also came up this week. Labour MP Stella Creasy applied and won something called a SO24 debate. This is a legislative tool which, if granted by the Speaker, allows an issue to be debated, albeit not voted on. There were a number of outstanding c...

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Lib Dem wins mean Conservatives lose overall control of Mole Valley District Council

Lib Dem wins mean Conservatives lose overall control of Mole Valley District Council

Liberal Democrat wins in Leatherhead North and Bookham South mean that the Conservatives have lost overall control of Mole Valley District Council. The successes of Emma Cussell in Leatherhead North and Elizabeth Daly in Bookham South mean that the new 41-member Council comprises 20 COnservatives...

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