Hastings Observer Column 14 September

September – the month of back to school, college or university.  Young men and women will be dealing with the results of their exams and taking their next steps accordingly. 

Hastings Observer Column 31 August

Since becoming your MP in 2010, improving our transport links has always been a top priority of mine. As I often have to commute for my work in Parliament, I am aware that it takes far too long to travel along the coast and to make journeys to London.

Hastings Observer Column 17 August

One of the many great reasons to live in Hastings is our amazing community. We have a distinct culture, history and heritage which forms a shared bond amongst residents. Each and every member of our community adds to its identity.

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.


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.


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.


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


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.