Morwen Millson

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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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The Liberal Democrats have announced they would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in their first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign. The tax would raise an additional £86.4 million for West Sussex, with £60 million going to the NHS and £26.4 million for […]

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Over 3574 10 year olds in West Sussex are obese, according to government data released today. (In Horsham District alone, 478 children – or 12.4% – are obese) Despite the Conservative’s publication last year of a Childhood Obesity Plan, over a third of 10 year olds in England are overweight, and one in five classed […]

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Free Schools: Government being ripped off – Parliamentary Accounts Committee Horsham’s Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Morwen Millson is angry, but not surprised, at the conclusions of the Parliamentary Accounts Committee that that school funding is incoherent and not value for money. The report also criticises the prioritising of building 500 new free schools when existing […]

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