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It is a thrill and honour to represent you in Parliament. During my campaign, I pledged to work for my constituents no matter how they voted and to always put local people first.

I'll fight tirelessly for a fair deal for all the Towns services, protect Eastbourne jobs and ensure that the interests of residents are always heard in Parliament. I profoundly believe that part of my job is to be, if necessary, unreasonable on behalf of Eastbourne and Willingdon!

Please remember - I work for you - so if there's anything I can ever do to help get in touch.

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Recent updates

  • Article: Jul 23, 2014

    It has been revealed that a local artist has had his work displayed in a church in South Africa, in the town where Nelson Mandela was born.

    Local Artist Phillip Brown and his wife Gounil, who has also had his work displayed at Michelham Priory and the Underground Theatre in Eastbourne, designed a large window in St Johns Cathedral in the former President of South Africa's home town.

  • Stephen Lloyd MP and Liz Walke at a recent rally opposing changes to the DGH.
    Article: Jul 22, 2014

    Ahead of the rescheduled Health Overview Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) meeting taking place next Monday, 28th July, Stephen Lloyd MP has urged everyone to take this last chance to contact their East Sussex County Councillor asking them to support full maternity provision at both the DGH and Conquest Hospital in Hastings.

  • a27 7
    Article: Jul 16, 2014

    It has been announced that the next meeting of the Department of Transport's A27 Reference Group will be held in Eastbourne on the 7th of August. The group has been set up to oversee the Department's review of options to improve the troublesome sections across the A27 and ensure that stakeholder's views are being taken into account.

  • Eastbourne Business Awards
    Article: Jul 16, 2014

    Stephen Lloyd MP welcomed news that unemployment figures have continue to drop in Eastbourne and Willingdon. According to data released this week by the Office of National Statistics the number of unemployment claimants in Eastbourne has reached 3.3%, lower than it has been at any point in at least the last 4 years. Youth unemployment also continues to fall locally, and has almost halved over the same period.

  • Save the DGH
    Article: Jul 16, 2014

    A new date has been set for the Health Overview Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) Meeting that will discuss the Clinical Commissioning Group's (CCG) decision to permanently remove Consultant-led Maternity and Paediatrics from the DGH. The committee will now sit on 28th July after the meeting on 10th July was postponed.

  • Article: Jul 15, 2014

    Following a meeting with Stephen Lloyd MP, Howard Wardle, director of Eastbourne Foodbank has agreed to join the 100x3 work experience initiative.

    The initiative, which aims to provide work experience placements for the long term unemployed in Eastbourne has already reached its target of finding 100 new individual placements.

    Stephen said "I am really pleased that Howard has agreed to offer work experience placements to people who are long term unemployed. Placements already offered via the 100x3 programme are proving to be transformational. Learning the skills to get back into work is really important and I'm delighted that Howard has agreed to join us."

  • Article: Jul 15, 2014

    Last week, Health Minister Norman Lamb MP announced an inquiry into deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital following years of campaigning by a local Eastbourne resident Mrs Gillian MacKenzie and Stephen Lloyd MP.

    Mrs MacKenzie first came to Stephen for assistance in 2009 before he was elected MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon. Her elderly mother had been admitted to Gosport in 1998, but unexpectedly passed away a short while later, leading to concerns that she had died from inappropriately administered medication. Subsequently to Mrs MacKenzie raising this with the MP, many others also came forward to express concerns about apparently premature deaths at the hospital, as well as concerns over a potential cover-up by the local NHS Trust and police.

  • Article: Jul 9, 2014

    The South East Local Enterprise Partnership, which covers East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock, this week agreed a historic Growth Deal with the Government which will see £442.2million invested across the South East. The deal will help to create up to 35,000 jobs and generate up to £100 million in private and public investment across the region.

  • Article: Jul 8, 2014

    Stephen Lloyd MP has pledged to support Prostate Cancer UK in its drive to eradicate the inequalities faced by men with and at risk of prostate cancer in Eastbourne and Willingdon.

    Hundreds of men in East Sussex are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and many die from the disease. However, despite being the most common cancer in men, those affected by or at risk of the disease continue to face a number of challenges, particularly when it comes to awareness of risk and access to treatments, information and support.

  • Article: Jul 8, 2014

    After a long campaign from Stephen Lloyd MP, East Sussex County Council have finally announced proposals to allow parking in loading zones within the town centre from 7pm through to the early morning.

    Stephen has been lobbying the County Council for years now to allow private vehicles to park in loading bays after 7pm. Previously he had managed to secure a more flexible remit for the loading bays in Seaside Road, allowing restaurant customers to park there in the evenings. Following this success, he called for other bays in the town centre to enjoy the same availability.

  • Article: Jul 3, 2014

    I am sorry that I am unable to attend today's demonstration in support of the staff at the DGH. The proposed changes brought about by Senior Managers at East Sussex Healthcare Trust (EHST) have led to an uncertain future for many staff in Eastbourne.

    The Trust managers have spread services ever more thinly across East Sussex, dragging morale levels to new lows and forcing residents in East Sussex to travel longer distances to receive vital medical treatment that formerly could be given conveniently at our Eastbourne DGH. Grayson's Downgrade has resulted in uncertainty for patients, families, and of course, staff.

  • Article: Jul 2, 2014

    The Friends of Tugwell Park in Hamden Park, held their first Community Funday at Tugwell Park recently. It was a huge success and everybody had a great day. The sun was shining and that combined with the Funfair, dog show and family sports day contributed to a fantastic day attended by over 800 people. The day also featured the unveiling of Tugwell Park's prestigious QE2 award, presented to the Park to secure its legacy as a local community hub and protect it for the future.

  • Article: Jul 2, 2014

    The success of this years Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival with more Floats, larger crowds and almost 2,000 people taking part in the Parade has been matched by even more generosity from local residents and visitors. This years bucket collection was the best ever with an amazing £5,406.60p donated to the bucket collectors.

  • Article: Jul 2, 2014

    Stephen Lloyd MP has been informed by a growing number of clinical staff members that the Day Surgery at Eastbourne DGH will be closing shortly, with many employees being told that their jobs will be moving to Hastings. This appears to be is in direct contradiction to the statement from just two weeks ago from the Trust that Day Surgery would remain at the DGH.

  • Article: Jun 30, 2014

    Last week Paddy Ashdown visited Eastbourne to attend a fundraising dinner for MP Stephen Lloyd. The dinner, held at the Hydro Hotel, was one of Stephen's continuing 'Going4Gold' fundraising events, leading up to the General Election in 2015.

    Stephen said: "It was a pleasure to welcome Paddy to our lovely town. Such a tremendous turnout for the dinner showed that he is one of those individuals who generates interest across a wide spectrum of people. The topics we touched on as I interviewed him, included his stint with the SBS (Special Boat Service); his time as a Royal Marine in Belfast during the Troubles; what drove him to become involved in politics and, of particular interest to the guests, his views and experiences as High Representative of Bosnia-Herzegovina. I am sure I am not the only one who wondered if his particular skills may have been put to good use in Afghanistan?"