Morwen Millson

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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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The UK fashion and textiles industry employs over 556,000 people in the UK, including manufacturers, wholesales and retailers. British manufacturers create products worth £9 billion a year, from Savile Row suits to highly technical fabrics used in sectors such as aerospace, the medical and the military. The slump in the value of sterling has pushed […]

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Liberal Democrat priorities for Education

by morwenmillson on 6 June, 2017

The current funding situation affecting schools in Horsham and West Sussex is a national disgrace! The Labour Goverment, rightly in my view, boosted funding in the most deprived areas of the country, particularly London, due to the dire exam results in some of those areas. Sadly, since then, with little additional funding going into schools […]

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Plans by Theresa May to axe free school lunches would waste the £1.439 million invested in West Sussex to upgrade school kitchens, according to the Liberal Democrats. It comes after figures revealed 20,970 children in the county are set to lose out on a hot school lunch under the Conservative proposals. When in government, the […]

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Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Morwen Millson has marked Europe Day today by calling on voters in Horsham to support the Lib Dems in standing up to Theresa May’s plans for a hard, destructive Brexit. Morwen said: “On Europe Day, it is important to remember that the EU was created to end centuries of war […]

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