Category: Parliament / local MP

£1,294,505 funding boost to support cultural and heritage sites in Lewes

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed the announcement that the Lewes Constituency will receive £1,294,505  to support iconic cultural and heritage organisations and independent cinemas as they reopen and recover from coronavirus. This is part of the £400 million in grants and loans being delivered to over 2,700 organisations across England, […]

Maria Caulfield MP encourages universities, schools and colleges to sign up for new Turing Scheme

Maria Caulfield MP has urged schools, colleges and local universities in and around the Lewes constituency to apply for the Conservative Government’s new £110 million Turing Scheme, which will provide young people with the opportunity to study and work around the world. The landmark scheme, which replaces the UK’s participation […]

Is it your turn for the vaccine as new groups added?

Maria Caulfield, Local MP for Seaford and Lewes reminds us all to take advantage of the Covid vaccination. Here is her newsletter:- “The vaccination programme is now calling forward anyone who is 56 and over to come forward for their covid vaccine.You can book this directly via the online websitehttps://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ […]

£1,069,272 for East Sussex to help support victims of domestic abuse

Domestic abuse victims and their children living in East Sussex will be able to receive more support thanks to extra Government funding. The extra money will help victims and their children access life-saving support in safe accommodation, including advocacy, counselling, and therapy in safe locations such as refuges or specialist […]

Maria Caulfield welcomes railway station improvements across her constituency

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed news that Southern Rail are to make improvements to four railway stations in her Lewes constituency. The improvements are part of the Passenger Benefit Fund.  The fund is supporting a range of work across the network including waiting shelters, refurbished toilets, more seats, information screens, […]

Brighton and Hove MPs Show Support for Early Years Settings in Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove MPs Peter Kyle, Caroline Lucas and Lloyd Russell-Moyle joined Early Years professionals, this week, at a virtual meeting to discuss mounting concerns over safety and financial security across the sector.   There were representatives from leaders and staff in NEU, UNISON, GMB and NAHT, across maintained nursery schools, […]

Maria Caulfield MP welcomes Government support to give every child in Lewes constituency access to a high-quality remote education

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed the measures the Government has put in place to ensure every student across the Lewes Constituency receives a high-quality remoted education while schools are closed. Throughout the pandemic, education has been a national priority, and thanks to the efforts of teachers and school staff across […]

James MacCleary urges Maria Caulfield MP to join calls for Chancellor to roll out more financial support

Liberal Democrats parliamentary spokesperson, James MacCleary (pictured), has condemned the Chancellor for failing to introduce a comprehensive plan to save jobs after it was revealed that over 2,500 people in Lewes District are currently on Universal Credit. Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine criticised Rishi Sunak’s “constant chop-and-change approach”, urging him to put in […]

Maria Caulfield MP welcomes National Lottery funding for projects in Lewes

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed National Lottery funding of almost half a million pounds to 16 projects across her Lewes constituency. Since 1st January, The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded over £650m raised by players of the National Lottery, supporting over 13,000 projects all over the country including £446,768 of […]

Spending review a ‘missed opportunity’ says James MacCleary

The government’s Spending Review announced by the Chancellor is a ‘missed opportunity’ says James MacCleary, Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesperson for Lewes.The Spending Review announced no extra support for the 3 million people taxpayers who have received no support from the government during Covid-19 or for carers, children living in poverty or […]

Maria Caulfield MP: Spending Review shows Conservatives commitment to fight coronavirus, deliver on its promises and invest in our recovery

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed the Spending Review which provides billions of pounds in the fight against coronavirus, delivers on the Conservative’s promises it has made to the British people and invests in the UK’s recovery. The Government set out an ambitious plan that focuses on levelling up across the […]

Lewes District Council calls on Lewes MP to oppose government planning reforms

Lewes District Council has supported a motion calling on Maria Caulfield, MP for Lewes, to oppose the government’s proposed planning reforms. Councillor Robert Banks, ward councillor for Plumpton, East Chiltington, Streat and St John Without, brought the motion at Full Council on 23rd November. Councillor Banks said: “The cross-party opposition […]