ESMS instrumental music service saved from axe!

ESMS instrumental music service saved from axe!

News broke late last week that it appears East Sussex Music Service instrumental lessons have been saved. I'm absolutely delighted that East Sussex County Council have, finally, made a right decision! For many months now I and others have been lobbying for them to row back from their initial prop...

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First week back after Recess:

First week back after Recess:

No doubt you’ll have read that Parliament is consumed at the minute with the ongoing saga of Brexit - is the PM’s Chequers plan a dead duck or not - Jeremy Corbyn’s seemingly interminable battle over allegations of anti-semitism, my own Party Leader's proposal to potentially open up the future le...

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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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