Long Term Investment Reaps Rewards

It has been a busy week with events around the constituency.  A wonderful primary school visit and a talk at Millais – where some incisive questioning was a good warm up for the next few weeks!



Investing in our future

A huge Horsham crowd on Sunday witnessed a formidable turnout of Scouts, Cubs and Beaver packs for the St George’s Day Scout Parade. It was a vivid demonstration of how much support scouting garners locally. 


Serving Horsham in Parliament

Over the last two years in nearly one hundred County Times’ weekly columns I have been able to highlight many examples of the huge numbers of local people serving the community in so many different roles. 

Easter a Time for Optimism

Easter is a time for new projects and new beginnings.

There have been harrowing events overseas and closer to home.  However even in the darkest of moments there lies the prospect of renewal.

The Good Samaritan

For those who have “given something up” for Lent – the good news is that there is (at time of going to press…) only ten days left and counting…  I am amongst their number but I am always rather more impressed with those who instead of giving something up, take something up and then keep it going!

Attack on London

Wednesday is the busiest day in the Parliamentary week.  This week was no exception with much to do in the chamber.  I was also expecting a special guest – Ray Welton was coming up from Horsham to see his “Horsham Pale” installed on tap in Strangers Bar.


Fair Funding for our schools

The highest profile way an MP can raise an issue for their constituents is through Prime Minister’s Questions.  I had no hesitation last Wednesday in raising school funding with Mrs May.  This is part of a long campaign which started, literally, the week I was first elected. 


Supporting entrepreneurs of the future

Some 14 per cent of those working in Horsham are self-employed – and if you are a budding entrepreneur getting good advice at the outset is invaluable.  For some, best advice can actually be don’t do it – or at least don’t do it yet!  However for many there is a real opportunity and getting the b

Local Charity inspiring lives at home and in Africa

It was a pleasure to meet Chris Connors of Coco’s last week.  Chris runs three successful Hair Salons in the County – including in Southwater and Billingshurst.  However the focus of the meeting was his remarkable charity, The Coco’s Foundation.  What it delivers is truly inspiring.