Policing Changes and Challenges

Last week, Sussex Police’s first female Chief Constable, Jo Shiner, was formally welcomed to her new role. I am very much looking forward to working with Jo, and wish to thank the outgoing Chief Constable Giles York for his service.

A Thank You To Dame Vera

I hope readers managed to see the Spitfires of the Battle of Britain Flight pass over Southwater last week on their way to make their final tribute to Dame Vera Lynn.

Seizing Green Opportunity

It is so It is so good to see Horsham and our surrounding villages gradually getting back closer towards normality. 

Remembering Korea

Last Thursday marked the 70th Anniversary of the start of the Korean War - the last involving tens of thousands of British national servicemen.  I was privileged to take part in the commemorations at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire alongside the South Korean Ambassador.

Young Peoples Jobs for the Future

This week the Government announced legal changes that will allow the UK to scrutinise a far wider number of potential foreign takeovers of strategic British businesses.  We have existing means to protect critical defence assets.  However Coronavirus has highlighted the vital strategic nature of m

Easing Lockdown

“Sussex Day” took place on Tuesday this week and it is great to have a specific annual focus to celebrate Sussex’s heritage and for residents to share what they like about our wonderful county.

Update on British Airways

I have been closely following the actions of British Airways on behalf of constituents.  I spoke to my  Sussex colleague, Huw Merriman, the Chairman  of the  Transport Select Committee, before  he secured the Commons debate on the aviation sector and was delighted that he was able to do so.  

Looking Forward to Our Shops Re-Opening

In the coming week we will see  “non-essential” shops beginning to reopen in our high streets.  Just as in supermarkets there will be social distancing,  routes will be planned to aid circulation and the number of people “in store” will be regulated.