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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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Action on Steyning bypass footpath overgrowth

by derekdeedman on 23 August, 2017

Following contact with Bramber Parish Councillor Di Goodall, this matter was taken up with County Highways by Bramber Parish Council. As result Highways have taken photos & passed this onto the routine maintenance team to arrange cutting back etc as required .  

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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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On 26 May 2017, the West Sussex Joint Minerals Local Plan (prepared by the County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority) was submitted to the Government. Mr Jonathan Manning, an independent Planning Inspector, has been appointed to conduct an Examination-in-Public (EiP) to determine whether the Plan is ‘sound’ and ‘legally complaint’. The Planning […]

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Breaking News – Southern Rail

by derekdeedman on 21 July, 2017

By Stephen Lloyd – Lib Dem MP for Eastbourne Yesterday I emailed Derek Deedman and others about the meeting I held in Parliament between myself and the bosses of the two unions involved in the Southern Rail dispute. At that meeting they confirmed to me they would call off planned strike action, set for early August, if […]

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