Morwen Millson

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Horsham Riverside Division Learn more

The Irish Question

by morwenmillson on 15 November, 2017

There are three issues that the European Union negotiators insist on settling before they will allow the Brexit discussions between the EU and the UK to turn to a post-Brexit trading relationship. The first is the most obvious – the future status of EU citizens in the UK and of UK citizens resident in other […]

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Celebrating National School Meals Week

by morwenmillson on 9 November, 2017

Next week hundreds of schools across England will be taking part in celebrating National School Meals Week, which marks the biggest healthy awareness eating week aimed at children. The free school meals programme is a £1.2billion programme introduced by the Liberal Democrats in Government. £150 million of capital funding was also made available to support […]

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Plastic litter in UK seas rises by 150% in one year

by morwenmillson on 6 November, 2017

The amount of litter in Britain’s seas has increased by more than 150% in a year, figures published by DEFRA show. An average of 358 litter items were found per square kilometre of seabed in 2016, a 158% rise on the previous year, and 222% higher than the average for 1992-94. Almost 78% of the […]

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Brexodus of EU nurses risks bringing NHS to its knees

by morwenmillson on 6 November, 2017

The number of nurses and midwives coming to work in Britain from Europe has plunged by 89% since Brexit, figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) have revealed. The figures also show a 67% rise in the number of EU nurses leaving the NMC’s register: from 2,435 in 2015-16 to 4,067 in the last […]

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Responding to the government’s announcement on the Data Protection Bill, Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary Ed Davey commented: “It is good news that the Conservatives are finally agreeing to take action to strengthen people’s privacy online. But once again the government is trying to take credit for rules that were already agreed at EU level. […]

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National Trust attacks government on farming

by morwenmillson on 3 August, 2017

The family farm could disappear by 2022 if the Government doesn’t act – and attacking the National Trust won’t help: By Kate Parminter, Aug 03, 2017 1:08 If the Government doesn’t guarantee farm subsidies beyond 2022, then the family farm could disappear entirely – that’s the damning verdict of the National Trust. Now, I have […]

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Pending crisis in care home places

by morwenmillson on 3 August, 2017

Up to 3,000 elderly people may be unable to get beds in UK care homes by the end of next year, according to research commissioned by BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme. Increasing demand from an ageing population could see that grow to a shortage of more than 70,000 beds in nine years’ time. […]

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Reflections on World Refugee Day

by morwenmillson on 21 June, 2017

The United Nations designated 20th June as World Refugee Day, a day to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees. It’s also a day to reflect on what is done to support refugees in and by the United Kingdom. Many people in West Sussex came here from other nations in the world – that […]

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Last week’s election was one of the most surprising elections for many years. It was called by Theresa May, when she had a 20 point lead in the polls, to strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations with our EU partners! She started the election with an overall majority in Parliament of 12, and promised ‘strong […]

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Dramatic fall in EU nurses working in the UK

by morwenmillson on 12 June, 2017

There has been a sharp fall in nurses from EU countries registering with the Nursing and Midwifery Council to just 46 in April 2017. Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb said: “These figures are profoundly worrying and the possible implications for the NHS and patients cannot be underestimated. The government has to face up […]

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