Exiting the EU

I was pleased that 58 per cent of Crawley voters chose to leave the European Union in June last year, and I support the Government in securing the best deal for the whole country as we leave the bloc.

School Funding

Throughout the last Parliament I worked alongside colleagues from West Sussex in pursuing fair funding for local schools.

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 services have been unacceptable for over a year now.

This is an issue I’ve continued to pursue with the Transport Secretary and Govia Thameslink Railway, operator of Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services.

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’ve been proud to serve as the Vice Chair of the Chagos All-Party Parliamentary Group.