Category: Parliament / local MP

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 […]

Maria Caulfield MP welcomes funding boost for rape and domestic abuse support

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed funding increases to support victims of rape and domestic abuse, including funding specifically for Sussex. Nearly £11 million will go towards a range of services offering practical and emotional help – allowing organisations to recruit more staff, adapt to remote counselling methods during the pandemic […]

Sussex Virtual Business Support – Roundtable with Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP

When: Friday 20 November from *1.45pm for a 2pm start to 3pm  Where: Online via Zoom Cost: Free – Find out more and register your place here.    Join an interactive virtual session with Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven for a Business Q&A on the challenges facing the economy in 2020 and 2021.  Andrew […]

YHA and Independent Hostels Guide join forces to lead the plea for government to support hostelling community through winter

The future of youth hostelling lies in the hands of local MPs. YHA (England & Wales) has joined voices with colleagues from across the independent hostels sector to lead the plea for MPs to add their signature to a tabled motion in Parliament. The motion asks the government for help to […]

Government announces extra £225k for Lewes District Council to continue providing vital services during coronavirus

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed news that Lewes will benefit from a share of £900 million in additional funding for local councils announced by the Government, which includes Lewes District Council. This means that since the start of the pandemic, Lewes has received £1.59 million in extra direct support from […]

Local Conservatives slammed for leaving children to go hungry during school holidays

On Wednesday evening (21/10/2020), the Conservative party, including Lewes MP Maria Caulfield, will vote against a motion in the House of Commons that would guarantee that all children in receipt of free school meals will continue to receive them during the upcoming school holidays. Commenting on the issue, James MacCleary, […]

Maria Caulfield MP urges local farmers to apply for productivity boosting grant

Maria Caulfield MP is urging local farmers in the Lewes constituency to apply for funding from the government’s £25 million Countryside Productivity Small Grants (CPSG) scheme. Under the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme, farmers can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 to buy new and innovative equipment – […]

Maria Caulfield MP welcomes latest figures showing support for businesses across Lewes constituency

New statistics showing the huge Government support to businesses across the Lewes have been welcomed by local MP Maria Caulfield. Businesses across the Lewes constituency have benefitted from £69,152,437 worth of loans since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. This includes 1,813 Bounce Back Loans – 100 per cent government-backed loans […]

Lewes Constituency receives nearly £500k lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

The Lewes Constituency  has been awarded £490,495 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today. The Charleston Trust, Ditchling Museum, So Sussex and Sussex […]

£2m from Culture Recovery Fund given to Lewes constituency

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed £2 million of funding from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund to support four cultural assets in the Lewes constituency. The four cultural assets in the Lewes constituency set to receive funding are: Bluebell Railway £727,200, Culver Archaeological Project £12,000, Sussex Archaeological Society £497,500, and Wave […]