Improving Water Quality

Gillian is working closely with fellow MPs, agencies and organisations to improve coastal water quality. Keep up to date with her work below.

For information on her work on the River Ems - click here.


Gillian calls for an urgent investigation

Gillian has written to the Environment Agency's Interim Area Director, Nick Gray and Southern Water's CEO, Ian McAulay following reports of raw sewage floating on the water's surface in Chichester Harbour.

Dear Ian,

Response to the Environment Bill- Chichester Observer

Following last week’s vote on the Environment Bill and a fair amount of misleading information online, some of you have been in touch expressing your concerns about storm discharges - concerns that I share.

Loxwood to Selsey - Chichester Observer

At the end of last week, the Prime Minister made a few halftime changes to the Government to help implement his priorities for the remainder of the Parliament. For me, this has meant a big change as I have been promoted to Minister of State in the Department for Health and Social Care.

Update: Letter from Gillian on Southern Water Fines & CSOs

The condition of the Chichester Harbour and its water quality is an issue I’ve been concerned about for some time and I’ve been undertaking work on this myself and with colleagues which I will outline in greater detail below.