I was honoured to join various Remembrance Services over the weekend, starting with a magnificent Remembrance concert by the Ardingly Choral Society at St Wilfrids Church, Haywards Heath. On Saturday I attended the Armistice Day service in Burgess Hill and on Sunday I joined services in Highbrook, East Grinstead and Lindfield. All events were very well attended and incredibly poignant.
I was lucky enough to be allocated a seat, via ballot, in the gallery of the House of Lords to watch the His Majesty deliver the King’s Speech-a truly special experience. In the King’s Speech, the Government announced plans to continue working hard to grow the economy by protecting our energy security, strengthen society and keep people safe by ensuring police have the powers they need and promote our national interests by leading the way on challenges like climate change and AI.
For UK Parliament week, I’d some brilliant visits to schools in East Grinstead to meet the students, discuss my journey to Parliament and to answer their well thought out questions. Thank you to all who signed up and made it such a big success. If you’d like to visit Parliament to see the magnificent building and learn more about how it works, please contact my team to arrange a visit.
I recently met the new CEO of Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) James Lovell to discuss the new era for the hospital. This is a wonderful organisation that matters so much to our community with dedicated and passionate staff who deliver vital and very specialist health services for so many.
Sunday sees the start of Road Safety Week which will focus on raising awareness of the dangers that can face all road users. I’ve previously worked in this sector and know how devastating the loss of life can be due to a traffic accident. Five people a day sadly lose their lives on Britain’s roads and that needs to be tackled. Let’s observe speed limits, be careful of vulnerable road users and do all we can to decrease this awful impact and share our roads carefully.