Tag Archives: Caroline Ansell

MPs must end their 2nd and 3rd jobs


Over the last few weeks there have been various cases of MPs with significant business gains and lobbying cases. Some of these have clearly led to a strong benefit for businesses that have received contracts which have not been sourced … Continue reading

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The phrase levelling up means very little


At the end of October Rishi Sunak announced the latest budget which included a levelling up element. So the Government was releasing several billion pounds spread across nearly 50 locations of which 85% were in locations where Conservative MPs are … Continue reading

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Proportional Representation is vitally needed NOW!


As I am planning to write tomorrow in my blog and in my column in the Brighton Argus newspaper, that actions of the MPs such as those in Sussex need to be radically challenged. We currently have 16 Sussex 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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The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill


It is very disturbing that at the end of last week, that our nations Parliament failed to provide sufficient time and support for the second reading of a vital Private Members Bill. The Bill was submitted to Parliament by Caroline … Continue reading

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We need the Criminal Justice System to be recovered


Over a decade ago from 2004 to 2009 I was Chair of a committee that the Government at that time created which was the Surrey and Sussex Courts Board. It was a very effective group even though it did not … Continue reading

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The challenge of hearing from all local MPs during COVID


The current arrangements for our national Parliament in response to COVID makes it more difficult than in the past to be able to observe debates on specific themes that involve a number of our local MPs. Of course, there are … Continue reading

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An appalling action by a cruel and corrupt Government


The vote last night took place to determine for the fourth time if the leaseholders in blocks of flats could be prevented from being responsible for the replacement of the fire safety bills following Grenfell and the need for replacing … Continue reading

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Businesses have 17 days to respond to this consultation


A few days ago I wrote here about some questions from a small group of Conservative MPs and the responses from the Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office, Julia Lopez. The theme was public procurement for “Small Businesses” and one … Continue reading

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Small Businesses got mentioned on Thursday (not Micro though!)


On Thursday as the House of Commons was closing down for their half term break there was a short question and response piece under the heading of Government Contracts: Small Businesses that was set out by four MPs including Caroline … Continue reading

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