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Well it doesn't get more bonkers than Paddle Round The Pier! But it was great fun to see so many people enjoying the weather and our amazing slice of beautiful coastline. I hope you all had a lovely weekend too, Peter

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Paddle round the Pier

Well it doesn't get more bonkers than Paddle Round The Pier! But it was great fun to see so many people enjoying the weather and our amazing slice of beautiful...

Well the Commons is back in full swing after the election. The last few days have been really busy as I've been wasting no time in laying the foundations to make a difference in the coming parliamentary session.

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Getting Back in the Swing

Well the Commons is back in full swing after the election. The last few days have been really busy as I've been wasting no time in laying the foundations to... Read more

On my last day in parliament before the election I got the Justice Secretary to commit to review the law to protect people at risk of exploitation through 'sex for rent'.

Continuing the fight against Sex for Rent

On my last day in parliament before the election I got the Justice Secretary to commit to review the law to protect people at risk of exploitation through 'sex for... Read more

The arguments against lowering the voting age seem odd to me. Some are immature, others have a limited life experience. But these are points that can be made against people in any age group. Watch some daytime TV or stand outside bars at closing time and you can find plenty of people from all age groups who really shouldn't be responsible for our safety and security!

Lets Give 16 & 17 Year Olds The Vote, Now!

The arguments against lowering the voting age seem odd to me. Some are immature, others have a limited life experience. But these are points that can be made against people... Read more

Well the dust is beginning to settle after the campaign! The last week has been really busy as all of us on the team have been trying to get things back up and running again. There's been some strange moments, like having to clear space in the office so I can do advice surgeries then sitting there surrounded by boxes of leaflets and posters and campaign stuff stacked high! But we're getting there I promise!

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After the Campaign!

Well the dust is beginning to settle after the campaign! The last week has been really busy as all of us on the team have been trying to get things... Read more

Climate change and our environment hasn't featured at all in the media coverage of the campaign so far, but for me it's of paramount importance.

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Protecting Our Environment

Climate change and our environment hasn't featured at all in the media coverage of the campaign so far, but for me it's of paramount importance. Read more

Today the Jo Cox Foundation asked every candidate to lay campaigning aside for an hour and spend time with a community group. So I left my teams this afternoon and joined the Coptic community for a while after their Sunday worship. I spent time listening about how important inter-generational activities are and it was amazing to see so many generations all enjoying time together.

Tonight I'm going to be in touch with some other MP's who were friends of Jo's and we're going to share stories from our visits. We all think it's a lovely way to honour Jo and also to keep us focused on what really matters even in the middle of a tense election campaign.

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Remembering Jo Cox

Today the Jo Cox Foundation asked every candidate to lay campaigning aside for an hour and spend time with a community group. So I left my teams this afternoon and...

Something quite amazing happened from when I was selected as the Labour candidate in 2013 right through to the election in 2015 ... I wasn’t asked about being gay once.  I think that’s amazing because it shows that our society is focusing more on who we are and what we can achieve in life than things like sexuality. The normalisation of being gay is far more radical than people think, and it’s making life for young people who are unsure of their sexuality far easier than in times gone by.

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Promoting diversity in our politics

Something quite amazing happened from when I was selected as the Labour candidate in 2013 right through to the election in 2015 ... I wasn’t asked about being gay once.  I... Read more

I never thought being an MP would mean I’d become a train nerd, but that’s what I’ve become! 34,000 people leave our city every day to get to work and during the last campaign I heard time and again about the agony people faced every day. So if residents need me to be a train expert, that’s what I’d become. 

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Standing up for commuters

I never thought being an MP would mean I’d become a train nerd, but that’s what I’ve become! 34,000 people leave our city every day to get to work and... Read more

Please don't lose your voice in this election. It's time to have your say on who you want to be your local MP. The cut off date to register to vote is this Monday 22 May, and postal vote applications must reach the council by 5pm Tuesday 23 May.

Find out more and register to vote at: https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/…/voting-and…/register-vote

 

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Don't forget to register to vote!

Please don't lose your voice in this election. It's time to have your say on who you want to be your local MP. The cut off date to register to...

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