Labour and Co-operative Member of
Parliament for Kemptown and Peacehaven


by Lloyd on 21.03.18

UK-EU: International Development

I will briefly touch on a number of issues, which supplement those that have already been raised, and which are particularly about the co-ordination of non-governmental organisations. At the moment, Britain and London are one of the leading hubs for NGOs and aid organisations around the world....

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by Lloyd on 20.02.18

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

The arms export regime we operate in this country is, of course, underpinned by EU consolidated criteria. There is no mention of consolidated criteria or of bringing the arms licensing regulations into a system such as the sanctions regulations. It is, I suggest, a great shame. The Bill does not...

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by Lloyd on 30.01.18

Erasmus Plus Programme: Youth and Sport

The Minister for Universities has stated that the Government intend to negotiate some sort of continued access with Erasmus Plus and its successor. However, the Government’s intentions remain unclear on the youth elements of the programme that are part of Erasmus now but may be separated...

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by Lloyd on 17.01.18

Drug Consumption Rooms

Let us take Sydney as an example. In 1999, the Kings Cross area of Sydney was known particularly for its large number of overdoses and deaths. In the British national picture, I see similar patterns in parts of Brighton and Hove. I remember visiting Sydney at that time, and it was a problem. Drug...

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by Lloyd on 18.12.17

Finance (No. 2) Bill

I know the Minister says that he has better data than the OBR, but I tend to believe the OBR, which was set up by the Conservative Government to provide independent analysis, over the books that are cooked in the Treasury— Yes, the books that are cooked in the Treasury. What we need are clear...

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by Lloyd on 23.11.17

Budget Resolutions

Instead, we heard that councils could borrow an extra £1 billion for home building, even though £20 billion would be available if the cap was scrapped; that we would remove stamp duty for people who can afford houses—nice if someone has the money to start with, but no help if people are just...

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by Lloyd on 26.10.17

Global LGBT Rights

The reports of a Government crackdown are worrying. I remember raising the reports of a Government crackdown in Azerbaijan in 2006, after one of my first visits there. The ambassador’s comments are reassuring, but we need more than just warm words. We need some concrete action from the Azeri...

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by Lloyd on 10.10.17

Government Policy and the Proceedings of the House

Constituents can agree or disagree with their local Member of Parliament, but it is important that they know how their local Member of Parliament views an issue and how they vote on that issue when it comes before them. Voting in that sense is a cathartic process: it allows us to support the...

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by Lloyd on 11.09.17

European Union (Withdrawal Bill)

“We will scrap the Conservatives’…White Paper and replace it with fresh negotiating priorities that have a strong emphasis on…the Single Market” ​and putting “the economy first”. That was the manifesto on which Labour Members stood only a few months ago. We said that we would scrap...

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by Lloyd on 17.07.17

Scheduling of Parliamentary Business

I wonder about the responsibility of the Government, and what this looks like for constituents out in the wider world. Today my constituents were queuing around the block for more than an hour, not for a gig or a music activity, but to see the local doctor in Peacehaven. That is a regular thing...

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by Lloyd on 04.07.17

Chris Gibb Report: Improvements to Southern Railway

He said that employees had borrowed money for cars on their credit cards and could not afford to go on strike, and he went on and on. If that is not a political motivation to aggravate this strike, I do not know what is—it is a clear ratcheting up of the dispute. Of course, there is always blame...

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by Lloyd on 27.06.17

Education and Local Services

Those opportunities for people from all backgrounds, which allow them to aspire even to be MPs, are vital in an egalitarian society, but they are often lacking in the current curriculum, which has been imposed on many of our schools by this Government. Every school in my constituency faces cuts...

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by Lloyd on 02.05.17

A new politics

I applaud Green Party members for deciding democratically to withdraw their candidate in the forthcoming election in Kemptown and Peacehaven, where it is a close race between the Labour Party and the Conservatives. Whilst I do have differences of opinion with the Greens, this...

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by Lloyd on 22.06.16

Speech at selection meeting

I wanted to thank those members that voted for me at the selection meeting last week and I hope that I will be a good Labour-Co-operative candidate for East Brighton. The campaign will launch straight after the referendum with door knocking and deliveries of leaflets. Below you can see...

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by Lloyd on 15.06.16

Standing for Labour’s East Brighton nomination

Following the news that one of our fantastic councillors, Maggie Barradell, has had to resign in order to undertake family caring responsibilities outside of the Brighton area, I have decided to seek nomination to be the Labour Candidate in the up and coming by-election. Maggie has been an...

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by Lloyd on 11.03.16

Support the NHS Bill

Dear Editor, I am delighted that Labour Party members will be joining a cross party campaign to restore the NHS by supporting and calling on all MPs to vote for the NHS bill tomorrow. At the last all members' meeting of Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party the members voted overwhelmingly...

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by Lloyd on 12.01.16

Response to “We Tories are all Eurosceptics now”: The tories are putting their ideology above democracy

Letter "We Tories are all Eurosceptics now": Why the tories are putting their ideology above democracy Dear Editor, I read with interest John Redwood's article this weekend in the Financial Times ("We Tories are all Eurosceptics now", 8th January 2016). Mr Redwood claims that we would be more...

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by Lloyd on 13.12.15

Chair of the Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party

This week I have sent out a message to Ward Secretaries in Brighton Hove and District saying that I intend to stand for Chair of the District Party Executive Committee. Download my statement here or read it below. Dear Friend, I am standing to be the Chair of Brighton, Hove and District Labour...

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