A wonderful busy week with fantastic weather - Chichester Observer

What a wonderful change it makes to have such fantastic weather over a bank holiday. We had my parents visiting from Liverpool and we thoroughly enjoyed the delights of the area with the first race of the season at Goodwood and a day out at Dell Quay as well as shopping in Midhurst and Chichester

The sooner the better for an A27 solution - Chichester Observer

Anyone who lives in the south east of England can tell you that our trains and roads have reached capacity. Last week I took part in a Westminster Hall debate centred around a new body called Transport for the South East (TFSE), which was formed in the summer of last year.

Celebrating the rights women fought for - Chichester Observer

This week in Parliament saw the unveiling of the statue of Millicent Garrett Fawcett in Parliament Square. This was a very fitting way to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the first women to get the vote and women being permitted to stand for Parliament.

RAF 100 - Chichester Observer

This year marks the 100th birthday of the RAF when the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service were amalgamated on the 1st April 2018 to form the Royal Air Force in response to growing pressure from German bombing raids during WW1.

Gillian gets green thumbs - Chichester Observer

Myself and my team spent a lovely morning with Grow Chichester in Bishop’s Palace Gardens. Most of us know these gardens as an oasis of calm in the middle of the city but there is also a hive of activity, growing vegetables for people in community.

Nursery gives children the best start in life - Chichester Observer

Chichester Nursery school has been supporting and developing local children since the 1940’s so it was lovely to spend some time there last week. I didn’t attend a nursery as there wasn’t enough places where I grew up at that time but I’m pretty sure they were nothing like this one in my day.

Apprentices set for a good start in life - Chichester Observer

Last week was National Apprenticeship Week and as the only degree level apprentice in the House of Commons I was speaking at a lot of events. I had the honour to meet many apprentices studying a wide variety of subjects, all of whom were on a great career path.