Category Archives: Brighton & Hove

The House of Lords raised two vital themes


Last week in Parliament two very important themes were raised in the House of Lords by Sussex Peers. Sadly, the first of them which related to apprenticeships, raised by Ralph Palmer had some deeply negative comments that I don’t recognise. … Continue reading

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How can we get some more signatures?


So this is the latest partial map from a petition which I set out at the end of June and so far it has received 2,635 signatures. It has benefited support from most of the UK constituencies but there are … Continue reading

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Proportional Representation is needed for the UK


I had the privilege of meeting Tony Blair on a couple of occasions and I also met some of his Ministers during my time working for Churches Together in Sussex and coordinating the Hope08 campaign across the UK. My meetings … Continue reading

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Levelling Up relates to strengthening Councils


Over the last few days there have been a number of references to the context of levelling up but based on the information I have seen there was no explanation of what it relates to. However the phrase in the … Continue reading

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Another inadequate response to Caroline re Afghanistan


Last Thursday a written question raised by Caroline Lucas on the subject of Afghanistan was responded by Victoria Atkins and sadly as has been the case on a number of occasions over the last few weeks, the response was inadequate. … Continue reading

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Proportional Representation is vital Labour


As the Conference in Brighton and Hove which is part of Sussex closes down and the Labour MPs and the party members return to their own locations the Sussex area like many other parts of the UK is left wondering … Continue reading

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Hundreds in multiple shifts seven days a week


Eight days ago on 20th September a written question that had been submitted to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) from Caroline Lucas was answered by Amanda Milling. The reality appears to be that what the Prime Minister had … Continue reading

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While in Sussex this week, visit some foodbanks


To all members of the Labour Party, we are delighted to welcome you to Brighton and Hove for your annual conference over the next few days. It would be fantastic for the whole of Sussex to benefit from Labour MPs … Continue reading

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Sussex Foodbanks, I have a suggestion for you


So I appreciate this is a rather radical suggestion but I am writing about it in my blog on Monday that will also appear in the Argus in my column. I was wanting to try to find a way for … Continue reading

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An important way of raising our concerns


A good friend of mine is Dr Krish Kandiah who is the Director of Afghan Welcome. It is a Faith based agency that is seeking to both call for local groups to support Afghan families and local Councils to do … Continue reading

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