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Season's Greetings Card Competition 2018

I’m delighted to announce the results in the competition to design the greetings cards that I’ll send out in the run-up to Christmas

The winning designs are by:

Carlos Delgado Villalta in Year 4 at St Joseph’s Primary School

Zuzanna Wszola in Year 6 at St Joseph’s Primary School

Angela Dhelpra in Year 1 at St Bartholomew’s.

All pictured above.

Controversial weedkiller glyphosate - and why I'm calling for non-chemical alternatives in Brighton and Hove

Over the last few months I’ve written to Brighton and Hove City Council on a number of occasions about their use of the herbicide glyphosate – a chemical currently used in many weedkillers – and one that the local authority uses for weed control in the city.

Welcome U-turn to scrap the outsourced 3GS waste and litter enforcement contract

At the Environment, Transport, and Sustainability next week councillors will look to end the contract it has with 3GS Environmental Solutions for waste and litter enforcement, and take the service back in house. It’s something I’ve been lobbying the Council on for some time, and if this motion passes it will mark a huge victory for the dozens of residents and businesses who've contacted me about the absurd fines 3GS has landed them with for innocent mistakes.

The housing borrowing cap and the need for more social housing in Brighton and Hove

At the Conservative Party conference last week, aside from the distraction of Theresa May cracking jokes and dancing to Abba, she announced that the Government would be lifting the cap on the ability of councils to borrow money to build new homes.

The cap was introduced by the Tories, and along with other housing policies introduced by them decades ago, its role in the housing crisis is significant - effectively stifling local authorities from acting to address the shortage of affordable social housing, including council housing.

Meeting local JD Wetherspoon staff to hear about pay and conditions


On Friday I met with staff from two JD Wetherspoon pubs in my constituency, The Bright Helm and the Post and Telegraph. 


Staff at the pubs are balloting on strike action over pay and working conditions. It’s part of a growing campaign to draw attention to the many people working in the hospitality sector, who are undervalued and underpaid – a campaign being championed by the Bakers, Food, and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU).


Supporting the Every Breath campaign - calling for Motor Neurone Disease respiratory care in Sussex

In April I contacted the Central Sussex and East Surrey Commissioning Alliance about Motor Neurone Disease (MND) respiratory care in the region, and the need for a non-invasive ventilation (NIV) service locally.


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