School funding update

I have consistently pushed for a higher level of core funding for our local schools.

Southern update

Yesterday I met Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary prior to a Parliamentary debate on Southern Rail.

Supporting Our Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day is our opportunity to show support for all the men and women who make up our armed forces community:  regular service personnel, their families, reservists and cadets.  The Day was marked in Horsham on Sunday with historic military vehicles, bands and displays.  A large cadet pre

Working Together

I write as the Queen’s Speech is due to be delivered to Parliament.  No one should underestimate the challenges faced by the current Parliament, whether determining our future relationship with the EU or urgent domestic concerns.  We need collectively to continue to act to counter the curse of te

The Grenfell Tower Disaster

The Grenfell Tower fire has shocked and appalled us all.  Words cannot convey the horror I felt on seeing television footage of the catastrophe nor the emotion that comes from hearing those who have lost family and friends.

Back to Work

I am hugely grateful to have been re-elected as MP for Horsham.  I love the job and I enjoy regularly meeting in town people who I have helped or tried to help in my role.  In an election campaign during which I knocked on literally thousands of doors across the constituency it has been great to

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.