Westminster News

ALL-TIME HIGH IN FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT

New figures have shown that the number of people in full-time work has hit an all time high, unemployment has fallen to the lowest level in 45 years - and wages have risen ahead of prices for the 20th consecutive month.

OFF TO THE POLLS

The Country will be heading to the polls on 12th December. I have only been Lewes' MP for four years and at the last election I stood on a platform that I would deliver the best Brexit possible for constituents.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS OFFICE WELCOMED BY MP

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has welcomed the launch of the Office of Veterans’ Affairs. The newly launched Office for Veterans’ Affairs inside the Cabinet Office will be staffed by officials from the Cabinet Office and Ministry of Defence (and others as necessary).

MP PRESENTS NURSE STAFFING LEVELS BILL

Maria Caulfield MP has presented a Ten-Minute Rule Motion to legislate for safe staffing levels for nurses in England.

The Ten-Minute Rule Motion, a form of Private Members Bill, was given its First Reading unopposed in the House of Commons.

MP ACCEPTS TREE SAPLING

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has met with Extinction Rebellion protesters outside Parliament and been given a tree sapling to plant within her constituency.

QUEENS SPEECH

When people voted in the EU referendum, they voted for a better future for this country. But years of delay and indecision by politicians means the change they hoped for hasn’t yet been delivered.

MP RAISES CHANCE OF WASPI APPEAL

Following the High Court’s decision to uphold the Government’s decisions on the future of WASPI women, Maria Caulfield MP has raised the chance of a possible appeal to the Supreme Court with Government Ministers.

HOMELESSNESS REDUCTION WELCOMED

Maria Caulfield MP has congratulated Lewes and Wealden Councils, who along with Rother Council recently secured £120,000 to aid their work in homelessness reduction.

NATIONAL LIVING WAGE BOOST WELCOMED

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has welcomed the Government’s announcement of an increase in the National Living Wage to £10.50 an hour.