On Friday, Nick will be in the constituency for a number of meetings, including with West Sussex County Council, his fellow West Sussex MPs and for the Arundel & South Downs Conservative Association’s Executive Council. He will also hold one of his regular advice ‘surgeries’ for local residents in Cowfold. If you have an issue you would like to discuss with Nick, please click here to see how he can help.
On Thursday, Friday and Bank Hoiiday Monday Nick will be in New York City for meetings with the President of the UN General Assembly, the UK and Japanese missions to the UN, UNAIDS, TB Alliance and the Open Society Foundations. Nick is Co-Chair of the Global TB Caucus and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global TB, and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT Rights.
On Tuesday, Nick will address the Backbench Business Committee, in his capacity as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT Rights, to pitch for a Commons debate to mark International Day Against Homophobia.
On Friday, Nick will be in the constituency, attending a number of local events, including a farm visit near Washington, after which he will meet with head teachers at Steyning Grammar School to discuss school funding.
Following this, Nick will attend the St Georges’ Day Roast Lunch hosted by the South Downs Conservatives in Angmering.
In the afternoon he will travel to Upper Beeding to hold his regular surgery at The Hub (by appointment-only). If you have an issue you would like to discuss with Nick, please click here to see how he can help.
Nick will then visit the Old Workshop Cafe at Sullington Manor Farm which has just started its Spring/Summer season opening hours.
On Friday Nick is delighted to be joining an event marking the 500th person to graduate from a ‘Building Heroes’ course at Brinsbury Campus in Pulborough. Building Heroes is a charity which helps armed service leavers in transitioning to civilian life by training them into a career in building and construction.
In the afternoon Nick is visiting the new venture from Edgcumbes Coffee Roasters & Tea Merchants and The Arundel Brewery. The Brewhouse Project is due to open to the public on 12 April, but Nick will be meeting the team behind the business to learn more.
Later in the day, Nick is meeting reality personality and anti online abuse campaigner Katie Price, and her mother Amy Price, ahead of next week’s debate in the House of Commons, which has come about as the result of a petition started by Katie.
In the evening, Nick will be addressing members of the Arundel & South Downs Conservative Association at its AGM.
On Thursday, Nick will be in Washington DC as a member of the Lancet TB Commission, and will be speaking on a panel about their report with the UN Envoy on TB, Dr Eric Goosby, the Executive Director of Stop TB Partnership, Lucica Ditiu and the former head of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, Mark Dybul.
On Monday, Nick will attend a briefing on the campaign for equal marriage in Northern Ireland, hosted by Amnesty International. Nick is Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT Rights and you can read more about his work on these issues here.
On Tuesday, Nick will sit on a Delegated Legislation Committee to scrutinise the draft Product Safety and Metrology (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.
In the evening, Nick will vote on Section 13 (1)(B) of EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (a.k.a. the ‘Meaningful Vote’ on Brexit - you can read about Nick’s views on Brexit here).