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HASTINGS OBSERVER COLUMN 3 AUGUST

There is never a dull moment living in Hastings Old Town; this week it is the Old Town Carnival Week and it is time to celebrate what makes our town such a great place to live.

HASTINGS OBSERVER COLUMN 20 JULY

Since I was first elected as the MP for Hastings and Rye in 2010, I have made it my priority to ensure we get a fairer deal for our fishermen who have struggled for too long under the Common Fisheries Policy and are greatly limited by their quotas.

HASTINGS OBSERVER COLUMN 6 JULY

I love birthdays – mine is coming up and I hope my family know I love surprise parties. Yesterday, it was the 70th Birthday of our National Health Service. The NHS is a fantastic public service which makes Britain stand out amongst other nations.

HASTINGS OBSERVER COLUMN 22 JUNE

When I was first elected in 2010, I carefully chose the subject for my Maiden Speech which is always a terrifying moment for an MP. I chose to make it about jobs - of the present and the future - and specifically about protecting our fishing industry.

HASTINGS OBSERVER COLUMN 8 JUNE

Our health is one of the most important things in day to day life, so it makes sense that it is also a major part of the Government. In Britain we are fortunate to have an outstanding health service in the NHS.

HASTINGS OBSERVER COLUMN 25 MAY

Education is one of the most important causes I fight for as your MP for Hastings and Rye.  A good education is a foundation for a successful career which is why I am campaigning to ensure that every child from our area is able to access the best possible education.  It is hard to imagine where y

HASTINGS OBSERVER COLUMN 11 MAY

Following a few busy weeks it is clear there are changes for our town as well as for me! Last week in Parliament, I set out my admiration for the extraordinary work done by our Counter Terrorist Police and Emergency Services who were a pleasure to work with during my time as Home Secretary.

HASTINGS OBSERVER COLUMN 27 APRIL

Anyone walking near Parliament recently will have noticed the addition of a brand new statue of Dame Millicent Fawcett standing strong overlooking Parliament Square and the Palace of Westminster.

HASTINGS OBSERVER COLUMN 13 APRIL

Us Brits are famous for our obsession with the weather, our need to start every ice breaking conversation with some meteorological observation, and never more so than the grateful way we shake off the end of winter.  Hopefully we are finally at that moment!  

HASTINGS OBSERVER COLUMN 30 MARCH

It is somehow already Easter and what a busy few months it has been: We have seen 100 years pass since some women were finally granted the right to vote, a strong Spring Statement from the Chancellor which means better funding for our towns, and the potential for the Bayeux tapestry to come to Ha