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Another tumultuous week at the House of Commons

Another tumultuous week in Westminster is coming to a close, so here’s a reminder. No. 10 and ministers assure everyone over the weekend the meaningful vote will go ahead, Monday morning they’re still all over the media asserting same but later that day its announced the government have pulled it.

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Blaise is supporting calls to use local businesses

It pays to shop locally

Among my earliest memories are those which involve me being dragged to the shops, kicking and screaming, by my permanently exasperated mother.

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Stephen Lloyd MP for Eastbourne

This is why I love my job as your MP

One of the things I often tell students to help them understand what an MP does is that: “One doesn’t have a lot of power as an MP but we have access to power, and if you know how to use that, you can really make a difference for good.”

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I can’t be a wingwalker at Eastbourne airshow but could you do it?

I can’t be a wingwalker at Eastbourne airshow but could you do it?

Only two weeks ago I mentioned the C word and now there’s more Christmas lights, nodding Santas and twinkling stars than you can wave a tinselled wand at. The festive fun and frolics officially kick off in Field Towers on December 1 when the decorations go up or Meads Magic is held, whichever comes first and then it’s a whirl of parties, drinkies and shopping. This year there looks like there will be several independent sparkles of magic and not only do we have the Meads festivities but also Motcombe Magic and Alfriston’s Deck the Halls. I know we have a nice shopping centre but it’s good to see people supporting independent traders who offer that something different. There may be no Little Chelsea Little Christmas or Neon Noel this year but Grove Road and South Street are both still very much open for business. Independent traders need your business as if we don’t use them we will end up with even more multi-national chain cafes and charity shops.

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Pictured here is our late friend and donor Arthur Green (centre), with his Casserole Club friends, Ed Briggs(left) and Vicky Tremain (right). The three became great friends until Arthur sadly passed away in June. The  Arthur & Doreen Green Fund gave more than 100,000 in grants to Brighton & Hove charities since 2014.

Building caring communities across Sussex

In October, the Government published 'A connected society: a strategy for tackling loneliness', which builds on the work of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, set up after the tragic death of the MP in 2016.

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Life on Tapp

In defence of the realm

During the next week or so you are going to hear an awful lot about World War One due to the fact we are inching towards the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
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