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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...

Walking around the parade yesterday I couldn't get over the scale of it and how amazingly happy everyone was. It was incredible.

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Sussex by the sea!

Walking around the parade yesterday I couldn't get over the scale of it and how amazingly happy everyone was. It was incredible.   Read more

Eddie Izzard has been such a good friend to me ever since I took over the Palladium for the night when I was a young 23 year old (what was I thinking?!) to raise money for a charity I helped set up. Back then he agreed to headline the show and it became a massive success.

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Eddie Izzard campaigns with Peter

Eddie Izzard has been such a good friend to me ever since I took over the Palladium for the night when I was a young 23 year old (what was... Read more

A snap election didn't catch us on the hop! Within a few days thousands of leaflets had been delivered across the constituency. So in the interests of transparency I should declare my secret weapon...my brother is a local postman and in his spare time has been pushing his skills to the limit. So let me say a huge and public 'thanks' to my brother Chris, because at times like these there really isn't anything like having your family with you. 

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There's nothing like family

A snap election didn't catch us on the hop! Within a few days thousands of leaflets had been delivered across the constituency. So in the interests of transparency I should...

This six year old child gets it, but why don't Theresa May or the local Tories who are silent about the £11.5 million being taken from our local schools?

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Saying no to school cuts

This six year old child gets it, but why don't Theresa May or the local Tories who are silent about the £11.5 million being taken from our local schools?

Today Theresa May said, "personally I have always been in favour of fox hunting" and that she'll allow a vote to bring it back.

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Standing against fox hunting

Today Theresa May said, "personally I have always been in favour of fox hunting" and that she'll allow a vote to bring it back.   Read more

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