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Sussex MPs must get together – for a proportional approach


On a number of occasions in this blog and even in my Argus Column I have written that Sussex MPs need to work together, alongside the leaders of Councils and indeed the people who manage our community settings and beyond … Continue reading

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The need for a more sensible response now Jacob Rees-Mogg


At the end of Parliament last Thursday, Jacob Rees-Mogg published an answer to a very sensible written question that had been submitted by my MP Caroline Lucas. Then two days later the Prime Minister introduced a new upper tier condition … Continue reading

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It is inspiring to hear Kenneth Baker challenge the Government


Monday’s debate on School students learning took place in the House of Lords and Kenneth Baker stood up to challenge the Government over their provision. Although he is based in Surrey he referred to two Sussex locations and to Kent. … Continue reading

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UKIP and Brexit seem to lack a strategic campaign


Looking at the results for the 2017 General Election for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex constituencies it would appear as though UKIP and Brexit are determined to ignore the most successful results and let down a large number of their … Continue reading

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Farage and Banks want personal publicity rather than electoral credibility


It was always questionable if the Brexit Party stood any prospect of winning a Parliamentary seat next month, given the challenge for all small parties to do so. Thankfully we face the prospect of an increase in Green, Plaid Cymru … Continue reading

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Our region has displayed a major shift toward Remain


Based on the EU votes from across Sussex, Surrey and Kent yesterday, it is clear that there is a very strong argument for a second referendum and a revocation of Article 50. The combined Green and Lib Dem votes vs … Continue reading

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Local politicians must listen to Karen Bradley and Stephen Lloyd


Over the last few weeks there has been a series of actions and debates that in my view demands a response from politicians at both a local and national level. The failure to do so may lead to the public … Continue reading

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The need for South East Councils to change their focus


The following is my column in todays Argus newspaper: In the light of the results of the local elections that took place on 2nd May, virtually every Council in our region which I view as being Sussex, Surrey and Kent … Continue reading

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The South East is in political meltdown


Following the local elections on Thursday, the BBC have published the nations results on this website page which provide a helpful comparison with the previous similar elections in each area. There are a few slightly unclear areas that have gone … Continue reading

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A sobering set of statistics


This graph makes it crystal clear how disproportionately low our exposure to asylum applications is when compared to nearly all of our European Neighbours. One of the few positive outcomes from the many debates taking place yesterday is that our Government along with France … Continue reading

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