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United in memory of those killed in service

On Monday I sat in an emotional and reflective House of Commons chamber which was full, save for one member. We were united in tribute to Jo Cox, Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, and we heard moving speeches from the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and her closest friends and colleagues in Parliament. 

Digital Technology

Digital technology is vital for everything we do: from the smartphone in your hand to the contactless card in your wallet, we use it to communicate, to shop, to find out the news, where we’re going and what the weather will be when we get there.

Opening of Parliament

Full of tradition and pageantry, the State Opening of Parliament is the most colourful event of the Parliamentary calendar.

Democracy doesn't just happen

Following the local elections last week, I would like to congratulate the two new councillors Andy Patmore and John Rankin on their election as well as Katy Bourne on her re-election as the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.

Let the celebrations continue...

Last week we celebrated The Queen’s 90th birthday and Hastings and Rye joined towns and villages across the UK in lighting beacons to mark this landmark occasion.

Vote for the police force you want

In less than 3 weeks voters across Hastings and Rye will go to the polling station to pass judgement on the inaugural Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the first time.

Hastings Fishing Fleet

Since being elected as your MP nearly six years ago, a priority for me has been to help secure a successful future for our town’s fishing fleet.

Youth activities

It feels like 2016 has only just begun but already the February half term is upon us and the annual Rye Scallop Festival is about to open its doors.

Climate Change

Last week, I visited St Mary Star of the Sea School and talked with the school assembly about climate change and the international action being taken to prevent it. It was fantastic to see how engaged with major global issues our local school students are.

What does it mean to be British?

One of the questions I often discuss when visiting our local schools and meeting our young people is what it means to be British and how we can learn about what it is that binds us all together as a nation.