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Maria Caulfield joins Rocket FM in Lewes

Maria Caulfield, Member of Parliament for Lewes, this morning joined local councillor Ruth O’Keefe and fellow presenter Dino Bishop on Lewes’s Rocket FM Breakfast show “Up with Dino and Ruth”.


Maria Caulfield, Member of Parliament for Lewes, has welcomed the vote in the House of Commons confirming that from now on that votes on legislation in matters relating solely to England will have to receive a majority of votes from English Members of Parliament. The Conservative Government has introduced this measure as a way of solving the West Lothian question – where MPs in Scotland are able to vote on matters relating solely to England, but English MPs are not able to vote on issues that have a singly Scottish dimension. This problem has been present since the Tony Blair Labour Government introduced devolution to Scotland in the 1990s.

Changes to trains in Sussex this Christmas

Please see below an update I have received from Network Rail regarding train services over the Christmas period which I promised to share with constituents:

Maria Caulfield, MP Pledges Her Support to The East Chiltington Action Group

Maria Caulfield, MP for Lewes, pledged to support East Chiltington on Monday night (28th September) in its fight against over-development. Lewes District Council proposes building thirty six new houses on the hamlet’s treasured Hollycroft Field, the community’s unofficial Village Green.

Lewes MP pleased at extra support to improve patient care

Maria Caulfield, the Member of Parliament for Lewes, has given her backing to the recently unveiled Emergency Care Improvement Programme which sees Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (which serves parts of the Lewes constituency) and the wider health and social care system receive additional support.

Maria Caulfield MP Welcomes Yearly Fall in Local Unemployment

Maria Caulfield, the Member of Parliament for the Lewes constituency, has welcomed new figures, published today, showing 178 fewer people in the constituency claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance compared with September 2014 – this represents just 1.3% of the local workforce and a better than halving since May 2010.