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100 Seaside Rd - Eastbourne - BN21 3PF


Since the general election in May 2015 I have been overwhelmed and touched by the strength of support from local people and businesses urging me to re-stand as Eastbourne's MP. Thank you.

In that time we have seen an unrestrained Conservative government in action and I know I am not alone when I say I'm appalled with some of their decisions. And it appears the change in leadership is moving the party even further to the right!

I am not prepared to stand idly by while this happens.

  • I can no longer remain quiet while our beloved NHS becomes ever more threatened or as those most vulnerable in our society are attacked.
  • I will no longer be passive as the government interferes in so obviously a partial way with our children's education.
  • I can no longer watch from the side-lines as our very own South Downs and other National Parks are threatened with the possibility of fracking because of the government's recent shocking changes to legislation, to allow shale gas drilling in protected areas.
  • Regardless of how people voted in the EU referendum, it's crystal clear to many of us that the new Tory government taking shape in front of our eyes represents a significant move toward the even harsher and more intolerant wing of their party.

It's time to step up against this government.

For all these reasons and after much thought I have agreed to put myself forward to stand again as your Member of Parliament at the next general election - whenever it may come. I believe Eastbourne needs strong, progressive and committed leadership now more than ever. An MP who people know always put our town first. Who has a clear positive vision for its future with the proven ability to make that vision a reality.

It won't be easy but with your support I believe that together we can do it.

Will you join me in the fightback?

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