Members attended a Summer Drinks Reception at Edes House in Chichester - an excellent opportunity to quiz our local MP Gillian Keegan and Minister Guy Opperman on current issues in these fast moving times.
Our former MP Andrew Tyrie took his seat in the House of Lords as Baron Tyrie of Chichester on 21 June. Andrew will sit as a cross bencher not aligned to any political party because of his other recent appointment to the chair of the Competition and Markets Authority.
Gillian said: "We can change many things in this House. We can pass and change many laws, but the laws we cannot change are those of arithmetic. No matter how big the abacus, no responsible person can ignore the size of our country’s debt and the deficit we inherited.