Creating an Autism Friendly Community

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I was delighted to meet today with the founder of Autism Stress who will be holding awareness raising days at the Arndale Centre on July 14, 15. Her initiative has at heart to create an autism friendly community and the Stress Cards featured here, are designed to help those living…

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Caroline made Patron of Military Preparation College


Principal of The Military Preparation College (MPCT) Huw Lewis MBE has formally invited me  to become Patron of the College, a great honour which I am delighted to accept. The Military College, a national organisation with operations in Eastbourne & Hastings, is recognised by OFSTED as ‘Outstanding’ and has a…

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My letter to ESHT Board


I have written to the members of the Board at the Hospital Trust to voice my concerns about the loss of confidence in Hospital leadership by the general public they serve. My letter asks board members to explain how they feel able to continue to place their trust in leaders…

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Backing Foster Care Fortnight

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This week I am backing the call for the people of Eastbourne & Willingdon to come forward and make their connection with fostering during The Fostering Network’s annual Foster Care Fortnight campaign. This year alone, 8,370 new foster carers are needed right across the UK to ensure that the rising…

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Queen’s Speech

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Wednesday was a great day.  I was honoured to attend the Queen’s Speech, representing my home town of Eastbourne & Willingdon.  I have copied in a link below to the full transcript of the speech and further information on how it will affect you. The Government will work to provide security…

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A New Beginning!


My political path started seven years ago and even though I’ve dedicated myself all this time to the aspiration of serving the good people of Eastbourne & Willingdon in Parliament, it still came as a shock when I was duly elected – perhaps the agony experience of ‘The Count’ set…

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BN22 Water Update

Water supplies in the BN22 area of Eastbourne are still down in some places. I’ve been in touch with South East Water. They say that supply should be restored shortly, although properties on high ground may experience a reduction in pressure. South East Water have informed us that, if the…

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