Crawley MP Hails Local Apprentices

To mark National Apprenticeship Week (5th to 9th March 2018), Henry Smith MP has celebrated the vital contribution of apprentices in Crawley.

Time for Strong Defence

Last week I wrote about how I won’t be watching any of the FIFA World Cup being held in Russia in June and July, because of their appalling actions in Syria. Recent weeks have seen over 1,000 civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta including 200 children. Banned chemical weapons have also been used by Syria despite Russia claiming in 2013 they would oversee their removal. I had written this before it became known that a chemical weapon had been used in Salisbury during a murder attempt, with it being pretty obvious as to which country the chief suspect is.

Politics and Sport

I used to think that politics should be kept out of sport but my view is changing. I recently enjoyed watching some of the Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang in South Korea and supporting Team GB. Last weekend I spoke with a friend in Korea, so naturally I asked if he had enjoyed the recent Winter Olympics held in his country.


Theresa May's vision for the future economic partnership between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Crawley MP hails CCTV in Slaughterhouses Update

Following his successful campaign for the Government to ensure CCTV recording becomes mandatory in slaughterhouses across England, Henry Smith MP has welcomed confirmation from the Environment Secretary that legislation to make these cameras compulsory in such facilities to safeguard animal welfare has been introduced (on Friday, 23rd February).

Meeting Our Housing Need

Arguably the biggest issue we have in Crawley and indeed across the wider South-East of England is the availability and affordability of housing. We need housing for all types of tenure including homes to buy. Over the last 20 years, the supply of housing has not kept up with the UK’s population increase, which has been growing annually at half a million people for many years.

Domestic Abuse and Registering to Vote Anonymously

Being stuck in an abusive, controlling and violent relationship is terrible and I cannot politely write here what I think about the perpetrators who use violence and fear to control their partners. It is mostly women who are the victims, although not exclusively so, and escaping such an environment and then rebuilding your life can be very traumatic.