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Thank you to everyone sending me messages at the moment, it's unbelievably kind of you to ask after me.

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Westminster Tragedy

Thank you to everyone sending me messages at the moment, it's unbelievably kind of you to ask after me. Read more

Sorry I've not posted more in the last fortnight, it's been an incredibly busy time for me and I've struggled to make time to sit in front of my computer and write!

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Budget Horror For The Self Employed

Sorry I've not posted more in the last fortnight, it's been an incredibly busy time for me and I've struggled to make time to sit in front of my computer... Read more

Over 6000 women marched on Parliament to protest about unfair changes to their pension, and I'm so proud that many of them were from our community.

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WASPI March on Parliament!

Over 6000 women marched on Parliament to protest about unfair changes to their pension, and I'm so proud that many of them were from our community. Read more

I was up early to cheer runners in the Brighton and Hove Half Marathon this morning. Runners were set off by local hero Fatboy Slim, who sounded the starting horn then jumped off the podium and ran the race himself! What a legend.

Brighton and Hove Half Marathon

I was up early to cheer runners in the Brighton and Hove Half Marathon this morning. Runners were set off by local hero Fatboy Slim, who sounded the starting horn then... Read more

I was on 5 Live yesterday talking about Brexit and this week's by-elections. At the end they did a jokey interview which I knew was coming but was dreading! I dread 'lighthearted' interviews because there's just so many opportunities to look foolish.

Talking on 5 Live!

I was on 5 Live yesterday talking about Brexit and this week's by-elections. At the end they did a jokey interview which I knew was coming but was dreading! I... Read more

I've posted before about The Urban Arts Academy. They meet in Hove and under the direction of Luis Young, youngsters learn to jump, leap, and express themselves freely. I find the whole thing exhilarating and inspiring. So different to what gymnastics was like in my day!

The Urban Arts Academy

I've posted before about The Urban Arts Academy. They meet in Hove and under the direction of Luis Young, youngsters learn to jump, leap, and express themselves freely. I find the... Read more

I've long been a huge fan of Emmaus, a charity which creates a community for people affected by homelessness and rough sleeping. There's such a strong ethos of self reliance, community support, and entrepreneurship that people who have failed to respond to other pathways off the streets can often do really well at Emmaus.

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Happy Birthday Emmaus!

I've long been a huge fan of Emmaus, a charity which creates a community for people affected by homelessness and rough sleeping. There's such a strong ethos of self reliance,... Read more

During the election I made a pledge that I would take on an apprentice if I became your MP so I'm really pleased to introduce you to Nic who joined the team just before Christmas.

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The Apprentice!

During the election I made a pledge that I would take on an apprentice if I became your MP so I'm really pleased to introduce you to Nic who joined... Read more

I was very proud of our parliament today and of the Speaker, John Bercow. He announced in the most forthright way imaginable that President Trump will not be welcome to address parliament during his state visit. I was astonished, and over-the-moon, to hear the Speaker say explicitly that this was because of the president's views on women and race.

Thank you Speaker Bercow

I was very proud of our parliament today and of the Speaker, John Bercow. He announced in the most forthright way imaginable that President Trump will not be welcome to... Read more

Firstly, because I hear so often ‘it is about respecting the will of the people’ I want to make this point at the outset: Last year’s referendum was about *if* we should leave the EU. The country said yes. Today’s vote is about *when* and *how* we leave, which is a totally different issue and is an issue the referendum gave no guidance or instruction on at all, it is the job of government and parliament to figure out and deliver.

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Tonight I will Vote Against ‘Article 50’

Firstly, because I hear so often ‘it is about respecting the will of the people’ I want to make this point at the outset: Last year’s referendum was about *if*... Read more

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