Local Primary Care

I visited Rudgwick GP surgery, one of our local practices, to discuss local primary care.  A rural surgery with a large catchment area has particular needs and requirements and it was good to hear how these are managed to provide local services.  The visit also provided an opportunity to discuss

Maintaining the Western Alliance

A busy week in the Commons started with wide dismay on President Trump's Executive Order banning the citizens of 7 countries from visiting the US for 90 days and Syrian refugees permanently. 

Roffey - a Great Institution

Many will have visited Roffey Park for events without being fully aware of its “day job”.  The institute has just completed 70 years of service and it was a pleasure to meet the Chief Exec, Michael Jenkins and other members of staff.

The Vision for Brexit

Important speeches by national politicians were once reproduced verbatim in the papers:  for very understandable reasons that is long gone!  However Theresa May's speech on our future in Europe is worth a look.  Tone matters.  What she emphasised was how the UK will fight hard to get a resolution

Rail Update

I wanted to write to you in light of the strikes which are taking place tomorrow, Tuesday 10th January, Wednesday 11th January and Friday 13th January, in addition to the ongoing overtime ban. 

Christmas Message and Rail Update

There are any number of issues that could fill a column and more this week.  On Monday I met the Prime Minister on the rail dispute (details on my website).  Last week the Government announced its proposal for “Fair Funding” for schools – a step in the right direction for most of our schools but

Rail Update

First, I want to express how disappointed I am that talks at ACAS between GTR and ASLEF have broken down.