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Rail Update

I wanted to make you aware of the letter I have received from GTR concerning the RMT strike that is due to take place from 8th to 12th August.  I was hoping that by now sense would have prevailed but it appears this action will be proceeding.

School Funding Update

The new Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, reconfirmed in the House of Commons on Thursday that a New Funding Formula for Schools ("Fair Funding") would be introduced as soon as possible.

Fair Funding and BHS Updates

Only twice has the BBC not broadcast Prime Minister’s Question Time live.  The second occasion was a couple of months ago when they stayed instead with our select committee questioning of the buyer of BHS (for £1), Dominic Chappell.  Sir Philip Green’s appearance also created media interest:  fro

Fair Funding for West Sussex Schools Update

The new Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, reconfirmed in the House of Commons on Thursday that a New Funding Formula for Schools ("Fair Funding") would be introduced as soon as possible.

Trident Debate and Sussex Ambulance Services

As we approach the summer holidays there was an end-of-term feeling on the Riverside Walk in Horsham on Saturday.  260 attendees enjoyed wonderful weather and a brilliantly organised event.

Crawley Down Memorial

School visits are one of the most enjoyable aspects of my job and engaging with the students is always rewarding.  It was a pleasure to see Crawley Down pupils attending the unveiling of a memorial plaque to one of the fallen of the Somme on Friday, followed by a visit to All Saints Primary in Ho

Rail Service Public Meeting

The question of who should lead the UK in this time of challenge and opportunity is of course gripping Westminster.  It is right that it should have proper attention.  To my mind the country needs and wants an experienced and trusted pair of hands to deal with the inevitable complexities of the i

Reflecting on the Referendum Result

I was pleased that Horsham voted to Remain but was clearly disappointed by the national result. I appreciate that the overall majority for Leave was relatively small but it was a majority.

European Referendum Response

I supported “Remain” in the Referendum. I was pleased that both Horsham and Mid Sussex voted to Remain but was clearly disappointed by the national result.

Jo Cox MP

No words can adequately describe the raw feeling in the House of Commons on Monday.  We met for one purpose only, to pay tribute to colleague.