May
18
10:30 AM10:30

Constituency meetings

On Friday Nick will be in his constituency for meetings with Sussex Police and the Environment Agency.   Nick will also be holding his regular advice ‘surgeries’ for local residents, this Friday in Arundel.  If you would like to meet Nick to raise an issue, please click here to see how he can help.

In the afternoon Nick will visit Worthing Pier to present an award to his constituent, Findon resident, Phil Silver, for services to the amusement industry. 

Following this, Nick will be in Partridge Green to support Lynn Lambert, the Conservative candidate for the Horsham District Council by-election.  The by-election for the Cowfold, Shermanbury and West Grinstead ward will take place on Thursday 24 May.

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May
17
10:00 AM10:00

Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia Commons Debate & TB Meeting with The Global Fund

On Thursday, Nick will speak in a backbench business debate to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.  Nick chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT Rights, which helped secure this debate.  You may be interested to read Nick’s speech at a similar debate held last October.

Nick is also meeting Peter Sands, Executive Director of The Global Fund, about the upcoming UN High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis.

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May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Motor Neurone Disease Association Rally

On Wednesday, Nick will be meeting Julie Unsted, one of his constituents in Westminster.  Mrs Unsted is taking part in a rally organised by the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association, an organisation which aims to ensure that those suffering with this debilitating disease have access to the help and support that they need.

After this, Nick will be meeting the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, to discuss issue including the forthcoming UN High-Level Meeting on TB, and LGBT rights.

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May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Community events in Storrington, Dial Post and Arundel

On Saturday, Nick will attend the Storrington on Show annual volunteering fair run by the Storrington & Sullington Community Partnership.  He will then visit the Crown Inn near Dial Post to congratulate the winners of a Countryside Alliance award.   In the evening, he will attend a ‘pop-up’ opera which will be held in aid of St Nicholas’ Church in Arundel.

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

A27 route announcement and surgeries in Petworth

On Friday, Nick will attend the Highways England announcement on the A27 bypass options in Arundel – Nick welcomed their choice of route 5A, and you can read his full response to their decision here.

In the afternoon he will hold his regular advice ‘surgeries’ for local residents in Petworth.  If you would like to meet Nick to raise an issue, please click here to see how he can help.

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Apr
23
to Apr 27

TB meetings in New York and Washington DC

Nick is in Washington DC and New York this week, holding meetings on TB and chairing a meeting of the Global TB Caucus in preparation for September's UN High Level Meeting, where Heads of State and government will meet to discuss the international approach to tackling Tuberculosis - the world’s deadliest communicable disease which claims 1.7 million lives every year. 

Before the weekend, Nick wrote a letter to the Prime Minister, co-signed by over 100 parliamentarians from all parties, requesting that she attend the UN High Level Meeting in person to show British leadership on the issue.

In February, Nick wrote an article on the importance of coordinated global action to fight TB, which you may be interested to read here.

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Apr
19
to Apr 20

Visit to The Hague to discuss TB

This Thursday and Friday Nick will be in The Hague, Netherlands, for a range of meetings on the international response to tuberculosis with NGOs, Parliamentarians and Dutch officials.

Nick will continue his preparatory work ahead of this year’s UN High Level Meeting, where UN Heads of State and government will meet in Moscow to discuss the international approach to tackling Tuberculosis, the world’s deadliest communicable disease.  

You can read more about the work of the APPG on Tuberculosis here, and of the Global TB Caucus here

 

 

 

 

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Apr
17
8:00 AM08:00

Meetings on Global LGBT rights and with the Education Secretary on school funding

On Tuesday Nick will join representatives of the Parliamentarians for Global Action for a working lunch to discuss LGBT rights. 

Nick, alongside the other West Sussex MPs, will be meeting with the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, to discuss school funding.

Later he will attend a reception hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT Rights, which he Chairs.  The event will occur alongside the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and will bring together policy makers from Commonwealth countries and business executives for a unique opportunity to discuss the economic and business benefits of global LGBT+ rights.

 

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Mar
29
to Apr 15

Constituency meetings, surgeries and recess

On Thursday, Nick returns to the constituency, to visit the Ambereley Village Stores.

He will also host advice surgeries for local residents in Arundel.  If you would like to arrange a surgery with Nick in the future, please click here to find out details of his next surgery in your area and to make an appointment.

Following this, Nick will attend a meeting with the Environment Agency and Arun Disrtict Council about the collapse of the river wall in Arundel.

In the evening, Nick will speak at the Annual General Meeting of the Arundel & South Downs Conservative Association in Pulborough.

From Friday, Parliament enters its Easter recess.  However, Nick's office will remain open as usual to help constituents.

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Mar
28
7:00 AM07:00

Marriage Equality, Rural housing and Rail services

On Wednesday Nick will co-sponsor a Ten Minute Rule Bill to bring marriage equality to Northern Ireland.  Nick is Chair of the APPG on Global LGBT Rights and you can read about his campaign actions on this issue here.

Nick will then meet representatives of Shelter and the Campaign to Protect Rural England, to discuss the provision of affordable housing in rural areas such as West Sussex.

Following this is a meeting of the APPG on Southern Rail, at which Nick will discuss the local rail service with GTR's Chief Operating Officer and Network Rail's Route Managing Director for the South East. You can read a full list of Nick's actions on the local rail service here.

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Mar
27
10:30 AM10:30

AIDS, Carbon Monoxide and Tuberculosis

On Tuesday, Nick will attend a briefing run by the Youth Stop AIDS campaign, to discuss how Parliamentarians can help tackle the disease.  Nick is a member of the APPG on HIV & AIDs.

Following this, he will attend a CO Be Alarmed! event, which campaigns for greater awareness and protection from Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

In the afternoon, Nick will meet with Steve Brine, the Public Health Minister, to discuss tackling tuberculosis - the world's deadliest infectious killer, which claims 1.7 million lives last year - and the threat of anti-microbial resistance.  Nick founded the Global TB Caucus, which has successfully campaigned for a UN High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis which will take place in September.  You can read more about Nick's actions on TB here.

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Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

World Tuberculosis Symposium

On Friday, Nick will visit the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to speak at the World TB Symposium, which will bring together a wide range of academics and medics to discuss how best to tackle the world's biggest infectious deadly disease.  World TB Day falls on 24 March, to commemorate the day of Dr Robert Koch's discovery of tuberculosis in 1882. 

Nick founded the Global TB Caucus, which has successfully campaigned for a UN High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis which will take place later this year.  Last week, Nick attended the Lancet Commission on Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in New Delhi.

You can read about Nick's actions on TB here.

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Mar
21
9:00 AM09:00

Ceramics, TB and Rural housing

On Wednesday morning, Nick will meet with representatives of the British Ceramic Federation to discuss the effects of Chinese dumping on ceramic manufacturers in his constituency, such as Ibstock Brick which employs 75 people locally.

In the afternoon, he will Chair an extended session of the APPG on Tuberculosis, including briefings, strategy meetings and awareness-raising ahead of World TB Day, which falls on Saturday, 24 March.

In the evening, he will meet with the Campaign to Protect Rural England to discuss how to balance the pressures of demand for more housing and associated infrastructure against protection for the countryside and environment.

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Mar
20
9:00 AM09:00

Tuesday meetings in Parliament

On Tuesday morning, Nick will meet with Alfie Dingley and his family to discuss legalising access to medical cannabis.

Following this Nick will attend a briefing by UKLGIG on the detention and treatment of LGBT asylum seekers.  Nick is Chair of the APPG on Global LGBT Rights, and you can read about his campaigns on this issue here.

In the afternoon, he has a meeting with the National Association of Local Councils.
 

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