Making Gatwick a better neighbour
In many ways we are lucky to have a major international airport of Gatwick’s stature and reputation so close to Wealden. For holidaymakers travelling to sunnier climes, or local businesses exporting their goods to both domestic and foreign markets, having a well-connected airport is both useful and vital.
Holding regular surgeries throughout Wealden
When I was campaigning for your vote during the election, I promised that I would be accountable to you. When you did me the honour of electing me as Wealden's MP and it was time to give my maiden speech in the House of Commons, I pledged to follow the advice of Winnie the Pooh when he said that "You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."
Combating Domestic Violence
It is a sad but inescapable truth that domestic violence is a horrific reality for thousands of people, both women and men, around the UK in 21st century Britain. Alongside rape, sexual exploitation and trafficking, domestic violence is an inexcusable crime. It is even present in Wealden, where domestic abuse crimes rose to 532 in 2014/15 and the number of domestic abuse incidents reached 742.