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Stephen talking to the media
  • Article: Jun 12, 2017

    We won!

    I haven't got the precise numbers, as all pretty chaotic, and they should be on-line later today but I got just under 27,000 votes and we won by a majority of around 1,600

    Forgive me if I drop off the website and social media for a day or so as I get on top of things and deal with the media merry-go-round but I wanted to come to you, my amazing, brilliant, wonderful friends to let you know.

  • carnival 2017
    Article: May 29, 2017

    Another brilliant Eastbourne Sunshine carnival. And it was just lovely to see so many people out enjoying a great event in a great town.

    I've pasted a photo with me and the wonderful Irish dancers from Ratton School. I'm half Irish so always have a soft spot for Irish dancing!!

    Thank you to all the volunteers; our indispensable Marshall's, the hundreds of walking procession and float entrants, the emergency services for being around if needed, the entertainers at the fixed spots along the route and, last but not least, my brilliant carnival committee for giving up so much of their time over the last twelve months. Thank you all. I really am tremendously grateful.

  • Article: May 26, 2017

    Those of you receiving a postal vote should be getting your postal vote form through the door today or tomorrow. So I've put together a short video which you may like to watch along with a slide show of some of the things I did for our town when I was your MP before.

    'What did Lloyd ever do for us': https://goo.gl/iAScHK

  • Article: May 21, 2017

    This week Chris Grayling was in town, and did he or the Conservatives mention Southern Rail?

    Absolutely not.

    All he did was 'announce' that £3m had been set aside for an "offline survey" of the A27. This is not news, the £3m is part of a £75m which was in fact announced in the run-up to the 2015 General Election.

  • Article: May 14, 2017

    A fantastic local charity that some of you will know of is called People Matter. Their key vision is to work with people who have lost their job, been out of work for a while and perhaps struggling to get back into the workplace. All the sorts of realities which can be pretty demoralising.

    I mention this because I've been an active supporter for many years (am a member of their Advisory Board), and a couple of weeks back they celebrated their 25th anniversary. Doing so in great style, hosting a lovely cream tea.