Brain Tumour Research

Brain Tumour Research reception, at The Speaker's House, Westminster, 15/03/2017.

I am supporting calls for greater funding for brain tumour research after attending a Westminster reception as part of an awareness month on the disease. The event, held by Brain Tumour Research, was also to mark the charity’s Wear a Hat Day, which is taking place on Friday 31st March.…

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A Plan for Britain

brexit EU

While the Referendum was a vote to leave the EU, it was not a vote to leave Europe – we want to continue to be reliable partners, willing allies and close friends with European countries. The Government is seeking a new and equal partnership – between an independent, self-governing, Global…

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National Insurance Contributions

Caroline PRU House of Commons

I very much welcome the Chancellor has cancelled this rise, which would have hit the self-employed and broken a manifesto pledge. I made it clear privately I could not support this announcement that would have hit many hard-working people in Eastbourne and I thank the Government for listening to me…

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School Budgets

Haven school Nick Gibb

I have urged the Government to find more money for East Sussex schools otherwise there will be a funding crisis.   I have been been working behind the scenes organising meetings with local head-teachers and education ministers to try and persuade Whitehall to change its mind over an 8% on average reduction…

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Apprenticeship Week at the Grand Hotel

Caroline with GH Apprentices

Last Friday, I met with apprentices taking part in courses at the town’s Grand Hotel.   The visit was part of Apprenticeship Week, which took place last week, and I met up with apprentice chef Ella Burgess and bar supervisor Harry Thorpe.   Harry explained that he started as a casual…

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Learning CPR in the Arndale Centre

Caroline at Eastbourne Defibrillator Partnership

I tried my hand at cardiac resuscitation at the weekend when I dropped in to support a campaign to install more defibrillators in Eastbourne.   A stand at the Arndale Centre on Saturday kicked off the launch of the Eastbourne Heart Beat Campaign by the Eastbourne Defibrillator Partnership, which is attempting…

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Weekly Herald Column 10-03-17

CWO 03-17

International Women’s Day on Wednesday got me into a reflective mood as I thought about the struggles women from just a few generations ago had to endure to win just basic rights.   I have the honour of being Eastbourne’s first ever woman MP but my grandma, who was born…

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Action on Hearing Loss

Caroline Ansell MP Hearing Matters

I am  supporting the launch of a new campaign by Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) aiming to break down the barriers that people with a hearing loss face when trying to find employment. The charity has launched their new employment report, Working for change, improving attitudes to hearing loss in…

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A Welcome Guest for PMQs

Jeni and Jakob with Caroline Ansell MP

Today, I invited Eastbourne Kidney transplant teenager Jakob Desautels to Parliament today so he could watch Prime Minister’s Questions.   Jakob, 14, received his transplant on his birthday last month and is doing so well he could pop over the road from hospital to the House of Commons to meet with…

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