Gosport Inquiry - Point of Order

Gosport Inquiry - Point of Order

Local resident, Mrs Gillian McKenzie, came to me a decade ago with shocking allegations about what she believed had gone on at the Gosport War Memorial NHS Hospital, particularly on the Ward run by Dr Jane Barton. The subsequent Gosport Inquiry, led by Bishop James Jones, into those claims conclu...

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WASPi Parliamentary Ombudsman UPDATE

WASPi Parliamentary Ombudsman UPDATE

As regular readers of my e-newsletter will know, I recently sat down with the Parliamentary Ombudsman to discuss those issues around the age changes for women to receive their state pension. They confirmed to me they’d be beginning their preliminary procedural checks in the coming weeks, and that...

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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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