Exporting for Success

The global economy is expanding and the good news is that this is being reflected in British export success.  U.K. exportsreached a record high of £616 billion last year.  Exports of goods rose by 13 per cent to £339 billion, while services increased by 7 per cent to £277 billion. 

Harvest Weather

For anyone who is my age this summer (until the weekend) brought back memories of the long and very hot summer of our childhood.  1976 was remarkable.

Summer Holidays and Summer Aircraft Noise

Schools have now broken up and it was a pleasure to see both ends of the age spectrum last week; the wonderful all-age Trinity Cricket Club at Victory Road Rec with lots of young girls and boys (starting as young as 4!) getting into the game and clearly enjoying it.  The Horsham National Citizens

Local Life Savers

It was great to see all three Cadet Corps represented at Horsham’s “Armed Forces Sunday” (and I was pleased to give the event a mention in Commons’ Defence Questions!)

Leaving the EU and Delivering a Future Relationship

Despite what you may imagine from the fevered reporting, MPs have been conducting business in Parliament  perfectly normally over the last week!  In addition to Parliamentary Questions to the Treasury, Defence and Justice Departments, I spoke in debates on Education (addressing issues of direct r

Transport Centre Stage

After years of inadequate investment we have recently delivered billions to our local rail services.  On an historic track lay-out (the most congested in Europe) and with record numbers of passengers, investment is critical to deliver a resilient service in which isolated problems do not ripple a