Oct
12
7:00 AM07:00

Constituency surgeries and County Council meetings

On Friday, Nick will be in Ashington to attend the official opening of the Networks Centre, a new financial tech firm in the constituency.  He will then attend a meeting of West Sussex MPs with West Sussex County Council in Horsham to discuss local issues.

Following this Nick will hold his regular advice surgery, this week in Partridge Green.  If you have an issue you would like to meet Nick to discuss, please click here to see how he can help.

In the evening Nick will attend an antiques roadshow-style fundraising event in Wisborough Green.

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Oct
10
7:00 AM07:00

Arundel bypass, fracking, Agriculture Bill and homelessness

On Wednesday, Nick will meet with Highways England to discuss the Arundel bypass.  He will also meet with fellow MPs to discuss concerns about the Government’s proposals to allow for drilling for oil and gas through ‘permitted development’, rather than the usual planning procedures.

In the evening he will vote on the Second Reading of the Agriculture Bill, and overnight he will take part in the Depaul Sleepout at the Oval to raise funds and awareness of homelessness.

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Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

NFU event and meeting with Network Rail and GTR/Southern executives

On Wednesday Nick will attend an NFU event to give his support to British farming.  He will then meet Network Rail and GTR/Southern executives (including the new CEO, Patrick Verwer) to press them on improving train services in the constituency and giving feedback from constituents about the interim timetable.   For more detail on Nick’s campaign to improve rail services across the South Downs, please see here.

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Sep
17
9:00 AM09:00

Roundtable in the House of Commons on violent crime

On Monday morning, Nick will chair a roundtable in the House of Commons which will explore approaches to addressing the recent rise in violent crime.  Speakers include Lord Hogan-Howe QPM, former Metropolitan Police Commissioner, and Professor Keith Humphreys of Stanford University.

In the afternoon Nick will meet constituents visiting Parliament to discuss their campaign to reduce the VAT on alterations to listed properties.   In the evening he is speaking at a roundtable event hosted by the Guardian on eradicating tuberculosis.

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Sep
7
9:30 AM09:30

Speaking at a meeting of the Sussex Chambers of Commerce in Arundel & Big Tent Ideas Festival

Nick will speak at a meeting of the Sussex Chamber of Commerce in Arundel.

In the afternoon Nick will travel to Cambridge to speak at the Big Tent Ideas Festival. The festival will bring together the popular literary festival format with the big challenges of contemporary politics and aims to promote the benefits of free enterprise and entrepreneurialism with dozens of lively debates and presentations.

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Sep
4
9:30 AM09:30

Meeting with Economic Secretary about Equitable Life policyholders

Nick will be attending a meeting with the Economic Secretary, John Glen, along with members of the Justice for Equitable Life Policyholders All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).  The meeting follows a letter sent last month by members of the APPG to the Chancellor of the Exchequer seeking a fair settlement for Equitable Life policyholders.

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Jul
22
to Sep 3

Parliamentary recess

From Monday 22 July, Nick will be in Amsterdam, attending the International AIDS Conference, as part of his campaign against Tuberculosis.  The World Health Organisation estimates that people living with HIV/AIDS have a 16-27 times greater risk of developing TB, compared to people without HIV/AIDS, and in 2015 there were 390,000 TB-related deaths among people with HIV/AIDS.   Nick is Chair of the Global TB Caucus,  he recently led a Commons debate on Ending TB which you can see here


On Tuesday 23 July, the Commons will rise for the Summer Recess, but Nick will continue working for his constituents and his office will be open as usual.  If you would like to get in touch with Nick to raise an issue, please click here to see how he can help.  

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Jul
20
9:30 AM09:30

Community support and constituent surgeries

On Friday Nick will be attending the Community Minibus Association (West Sussex) AGM in Fittleworth.  Nick is the vice-president of the charity which is solely run by volunteers.  Nick will then be visiting the award-winning Digby Fine English wine estate in Stopham to meet the owners and to discuss business and tourism in the area. 

Following this, Nick will be meeting the Chairman of the Bignor Parish Meeting to hear their concerns about the Velo South bike ride which is due to take place in September.  Nick's regular advice surgery will be hosted in Arundel in the afternoon.  Meetings are by appointment only, but if you would like to meet Nick to raise an issue, please click here to see how he can help.  

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Jul
17
to Jul 18

LGBT Issues, Brexit, Farming and Energy caps

On Tuesday morning Nick will meet Professor Keith Humphreys to discuss criminal justice issues, and later Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall. Nick is Chair of the Global LGBT Rights group and last month spoke in a debate to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, which you can see here

In the afternoon, Nick will vote on the Trade Bill and the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, before attending a ‘Your Harvest’ event hosted by the National Farmers’ Union to promote cereal farming.

On Wednesday, Nick will vote on the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill.

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Jul
16
9:30 AM09:30

River Road and Trade Bill

On Monday morning, Nick will meet residents of River Road in Arundel to discuss the collapse of the river wall, and on Tuesday he will meet representatives of the Environment Agency to receive an update on the issue.  You can find out more about Nick’s actions on this here.

On Monday afternoon Nick will sit on sit on a Delegated Legislation Committee to consider the draft New Towns Act 1981 (Local Authority Oversight) Regulations 2018, and later he will vote on the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill.

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Jul
11
10:30 AM10:30

Meeting GTR about rail disruption, Gatwick Airport about aircraft noise and the Housing Secretary

On Wednesday Nick will meet senior representatives of GTR to discuss the local rail situation – see here for a full list of Nick’s actions on the recent rail disruption. 

He will then attend meet representatives from Gatwick Airport, NATS, and the CAA about noise issues at Gatwick Airport.  He recently wrote an article about this which you can read here.  

In the afternoon Nick will attend a campaign event run by consumer group, Which? about the cutting of free-to-use cash machines on high streets, which are vitally important in rural communities such as Henfield.

Following this, Nick will meet Paul Dillane, Director of Kaleidoscope Trust, to discuss the Government’s newly-launched LGBT Action Plan.  Nick is chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT Rights.  In the evening, Nick has a meeting with Communities & Housing Secretary, James Brokenshire, to discuss planning issues.  You can read his latest speech on the issue here. ­­­

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Jul
10
10:00 AM10:00

Meeting with the Global Poverty Project & DFID Minister Alistair Burt

On Tuesday morning Nick will meet the Global Poverty Project to discuss replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, as well as Nick’s work with the Global TB Caucus.

Following this, he will meet DFID minister Alistair Burt to discuss the UK’s preparations ahead of the forthcoming UN High Level Meeting on Ending Tuberculosis.  He will then watch the RAF 100 Parade and Flypast, celebrating the RAF’s centenary.

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