Exiting the EU

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union is an issue about what is in our country’s national interest. Like 588 other Members of Parliament, I stood on a manifesto promise at the 2017 General Election to deliver the people’s choice for Brexit.

School Funding

With West Sussex MP colleagues I lobbied successfully for a new National Funding Formula (NFF) and an extra £33.5 million announced for schools in our county goes some way to make funding fairer.

Animal Welfare

I have consistently called for stronger laws against those who cause animals pain and inflict suffering needlessly.

Southern Railway

As a commuter to London myself I’m well aware that Southern Railway and Thameslink services have been unacceptable for far too long now.

Blood Cancer

It was my honour to set up and be elected to chair the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blood Cancer in June 2016.

In this role I’ve worked closely with the charity Bloodwise, and liaised with medical professionals, Government ministers as well as patients and their support groups.

National Citizen Service

The Government has committed to offering an NCS place to everyone that wants one through the National Citizen Service Act which completed its passage through Parliament in April 2017, indeed I was pleased to speak in the House of Commons in support of this legislation earlier in the year.

Jobs in Crawley

Since I was first elected to Parliament in 2010, Crawley unemployment has fallen by more than 1,500 people.

There’s more work to be done, much of this is reliant on the continued success of the Crawley economy. From 2010 to 2015 the number of active enterprises in Crawley increased, rising by more than 600 to over 3,600.

Health in Crawley

I welcome services returning to Crawley Hospital, a stark contrast to the previous decade where we lost our A&E department and maternity unit under Labour.

Chagos Islands

I'm proud to serve as the Vice Chair of the Chagos All-Party Parliamentary Group.