Who is your MEP?

In a few weeks time you will have the opportunity, possibly the last opportunity, to elect your new MEP. Do you know who your current MEP is? Unlike UK parliamentary  constituencies we have 10 MEPs for the South East region comprising the Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and Buckinghamshire. The MEPs, each earning €101,808 a year, are listed below with their UK party in the order listed by the European Parliament web site:

  • Nigel Farage, no national party but seeking re-election under the Brexit party.
  • Daniel Hannan, Conservative
  • Janice Atkinson, no national party listed
  • Nirj Deva, Conservative
  • John Howarth, Labour
  • Diane James, no national party listed
  • Richard Ashworth, Conservative
  • Keith Taylor, Green
  • Catherine Bearder, Lib Dems
  • Raymond Finch, UKIP

If you want to influence who sits for Horsham in the EU then be sure to vote on the 23rd of May.

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Recycle crisp packets in Horsham

Following a national Social Media campaign Walkers Crisps have set up a national recycling scheme for empty crisp packets of all brands. West Sussex County Times broke the story locally. The process is simple:

  1. Open the crisp packet and eat the contents.
  2. Take the empty packets to one of the two Horsham Recycling Points, see below.
  3. Post the packets into the collection point.
  4. Feel good about doing something positive to help the environment.

The two locations are:

Other ways to help the environment in a crisp-related way:

  • Don’t eat crisps
  • Walk to the collection point (then you’ll be Walkers too)
  • Collect lots of packets and take them in bulk
  • Set up  a collection point  at your workplace
  • Don’t post crisp packets in letter boxes