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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School Funding

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As a teacher, I could not be more committed to seeing that all the children in the town reach their full potential. I believe in an education system that is fully funded.   There are two issues confronting schools in Eastbourne.   Firstly, there has been a degree of confusion…

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Support the WASPI campaign!

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As many of you know, I share your anger and frustration that women in Eastbourne are facing financial hardship due to the implementation of the 2011 Pension Act, which equalised the state pension age for men and women quicker than the previous 1995 Act. I have heard so many stories…

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