Queen’s Speech Breakdown

SECAmb meeting

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

Caroline Ansell Home Slider 2

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

Haven school Nick Gibb

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!

WASPI day of action_landscape

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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Downland Farms Update

Eastbourne Review

Like many of you I was concerned at Council plans to sell off Eastbourne’s Downland Farm estate, which has been in the possession of the town for nearly a century, when they had not established the protections in place nor properly consulted local people. There was such an outpouring of public…

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Snap General Election Called

Caroline PRU House of Commons

I fully support the Prime Minister’s announcement, which in recent weeks has become inevitable because of other political parties making it clear they would either reverse or frustrate the Government’s Brexit plan at Westminster. June 8 is now a day of stark choices for voters – do they want a…

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Supporting Responsible Drinking

APPG Beer Night time economy

I recently signed a pledge in the House of Commons recognising the importance of the Night-Time Economy to Eastbourne & Willingdon, and the work of the Local Alcohol Partnerships who provide a coordinated response to alcohol harm. In Eastbourne, the Street Pastors help to reduce alcohol-related anti-social behaviour and drive up standards in…

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US attack on a Syrian airbase

Caroline PRU House of Commons

It appears almost certain chemical weapons have been used against innocent civilians in Syria and I believe the United States, as the world’s superpower, was right to respond.   There has been damage to the military base and loss of life, which is always painful, but this warning shot was…

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