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Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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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Dear Derek, Today’s Budget saw the UK slip from the top of the growth league to deep into the relegation zone. Each person in Britain is set to be £687 worse off per year compared to forecasts before the election. And as living standards are squeezed, the Government is setting aside £3.7bn to cover the cost […]

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An eventful few days for me in the Chamber this week with two questions, including one to the PM, on the problematic issues related to the roll-out of Universal Credit, as well as a busy few days in Eastbourne & Willingdon. Please see my update below. Remember that for more regular news you can like my […]

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Increasing damage to NHS from Brexit

by derekdeedman on 3 November, 2017

By Mark Pack 2 November 2017 Continuing the story told by previous figures, new data shows the damage Brexit is causing to the NHS: The number of nurses and midwives coming to work in Britain from Europe has plunged by 89% since the UK voted to leave the EU, figures have revealed. The sharp fall coincided […]

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OCTOBER 2, 2017 – 1:37 PM Alongside the marked shift in public opinion towards favouring a referendum on the Brexit deal once we know its terms, there is a smaller and more fragile shift on the question of whether or not last year’s decision was right: View image on Twitter  Follow Europe Elects @EuropeElects UK: Majority of voters […]

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By NewsHound | Sat 30th September 2017 – 9:55 am Writing in the Independent, Vince Cable explains why he’ll be marching on the Tory Party Conference in Manchester this weekend. He certainly is bringing the anti Brexit fight directly to them. I believe it would be a healthy exercise in democracy to participate in a peaceful, dignified […]

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 Layla was silenced when she tried to question Theresa May on her broken promise for free childcare. Well, they can’t silence her now It turns out that the childcare on offer isn’t free after all. It all seemed like a great idea until the Government realised they were actually going to have to pay for it […]

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Dear Derek, I always find the summer break offers a good time for reflection. We’ve dashed through the first half of the year and now is the opportunity to take stock and recharge our batteries before we approach the autumn period. And what a lot to reflect on. The results of this year’s General Election show us […]

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