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The County Council, as the minerals planning authority and the waste planning authority, is required to prepare mineral and waste local plans for the parts of West Sussex outside the South Downs National Park. The current Scheme has been updated to cover the period 2018-2021. The Joint Minerals Local Plan (JMLP) will replace the adopted […]

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“It’s good to be back in Southport. I was last here in October. It was pouring with rain. The local party was licking its wounds after a difficult General Election … and there was a challenging council by-election to fight. But a week later our candidate, and former MP, John Pugh, was swept on to […]

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By Caron Lindsay | Fri 9th March 2018 – 1:25 pm New stats from the Department for Work and Pensions show that not far off two thirds of decisions that people are fit for work are overturned on appeal.  Now, think about it. You have to go through a stressful assessment process. You get your decision. You then […]

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FEBRUARY 21, 2018 – 8:34 PM. By Mark Pack One of the oddities of those on the right of the Conservative Party who talk about being pro-business is how often there is a successful business that they take against, demanding a swathe of changes to rules, taxes and government spending that make the interventionism of […]

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  2018/19 £m Additional Spending  Proposed  for Adults Social Care 4.101   Reverse budget reduction re: Extra cost of Apprenticeship Levy for 2018/19 on Schools   0.750 Provide additional resource to benefit high needs pupils including special schools 1.500 Total Additional Proposed Spending 6.351 Funded by: (a)         An increase in council tax in 2018/19, comprising: […]

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Report by Stephen Lloyd, Lib Dem MP for Eastbourne. “One of the most dreadful government decisisons since the coalition has been to try and remove people with mental health problems from being able to get the higher mobility rate as part of their PIP disability benefit. This was a shoddy attempt to save money off the […]

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By Mark Valladares | Mon 22nd January 2018 – 12:15 pm As noted earlier, a change to the format, in that I’ll be looking back at the highlights of the last week in the Lords and briefly pointing out the likely big issues in the week ahead. I may not get it all right… We’ll start with […]

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This major amendment to the West Sussex Mineral Local Plan is recommended for approval by the County Council on 15 December. These are necessary as, following the examination of the Plan by government-appointed Inspector in September of the original Plan approved by the Tory County Council, the Inspector has indicated that changes need to be […]

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Four council by-elections this cold week, all in southern England. They come with the neat simplicity of one defence each for Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and Ukip. A neat simplicity of results too: all won by the Liberal Democrats in the party’s best council by-election night for a long time. Britain Elects@britainelects Westway (Tandridge) result: LDEM: […]

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Weekly newsletter from Lib Dem MP for Eastbourne

by derekdeedman on 1 December, 2017

Welcome to my weekly newsletter! Amongst other things I took the opportunity to press Health Minister Jeremy Hunt on maternity services in Eastbourne, and spoke on the situation faced by the many WASPI women in our town. Please see my update below. Remember that for more regular news you can like my page on Facebook, follow me […]

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