Women in Eastbourne exhibition

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 I have expressed my dismay that an event to honour women in Eastbourne was opened by the town’s male MP, and described it as “a spectacular missed opportunity”. The launch of the lottery-funded Women in Eastbourne exhibition and website at the DC1 Café and Gallery revealed fascinating research by the Wayfinder…

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Year of Engineering

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I have pledged my support for a national campaign to get more young people into engineering in an attempt to fill a major skills gap. The Year of Engineering launches in January and will see government work with hundreds of businesses to raise the profile of engineering among young people aged…

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Local Man Addresses Parliamentary Group

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I recently accompanied local man Gwynne Pickering to Westminster when he addressed MPs about living with diabetes. Gwynne, who has been a type 2 diabetic for 24 years, spoke passionately about the condition to the All-party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes when it met at the House of Commons. He recounted his…

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Microbeads Ban By The Summer

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I have welcomed the news that a ban on microbeads is likely by next summer after the Government started the process in Parliament of outlawing the products. As a Member of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), I played a large role in getting the Government to look at the ban, after the…

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Post-Brexit Environmental Standards

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I have welcomed government plans to consult on a new independent body to uphold environmental standards in England after Brexit.   Groups and campaigners will get a chance to frame a world-leading statutory organisation to give the environment a voice and hold organisations that pollute or harm the environment to account.…

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Poppy Appeal

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I joined Conservative Eastbourne borough councillors  out in the town at the weekend selling poppies as part of this year’s Royal British Legion appeal. Everyone took a tray and a tin to raise cash for the annual campaign in Eastbourne that strikes a chord with many people. Group leader Tony…

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House Buying Consultation

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I have welcomed a Government consultation seeking views on how to make buying and selling houses cheaper, faster and less stressful. Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, wants to hear from estate agents, mortgage lenders, organisations and solicitors to share their experiences of the housing market and what can be improved. The call for…

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Schools’ Video Competition

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I am urging local A-level students to take part in the Political Studies Association’s Schools’ Video Competition. This year’s event is looking for young people to explore the question: “Fake News: Is this the end of facts?”. Groups are invited to submit short videos, examining what fake news is, what effect it…

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Queen’s Speech Breakdown

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At the State Opening of Parliament, the Queen delivers a speech outlining the Government’s legislative agenda. Below is a breakdown of what the Bills will cover, and you can read my initial reaction here: http://carolineansell.co.uk/queens-speech-reaction/ Repeal Bill This measure will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and convert EU law into…

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Queen’s Speech Reaction

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This week saw the annual State Opening of Parliament, and the Queen’s Speech. I have warned the Lib Dem MP that it would be unacceptable to abstain during votes after he vowed during the General Election to uphold the referendum result to leave. He is now honour bound to support…

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