Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell has been updating residents on life as an MP in Lockdown.

She said: “Like everyone else, I am doing all I can to make the best of lockdown while also feeling great pride in our vaccination programme and all those people who have made it happen.

Thank you to everyone, from those giving the jabs to those volunteering to help people find a parking space. You are saving lives and giving us all hope for the future.

Despite the restrictions on all our movements it has been an incredibly busy virtual time for me with a host of calls and constituency issues to deal with.

I had a very positive call this week with Eastbourne Borough FC chairman Dave Blackmore on Zoom to talk about the impact Covid is having on this most important community asset that does such important work across the generations in our town.

The football club has been hit by the pandemic and needs more support due to the loss of gate income from fans. I promised to talk to the relevant ministers and build a base of support with fellow MPs for clubs in both the National South and National North leagues.

Watch this space for more updates.

I speak regularly to local health officials here in East Sussex about our vaccination programme.  Progress remains on track and this is great news. New vaccine hubs are coming on stream and pharmacies too. The key message remains that everyone needs to wait for the NHS to contact them to come forward for the jab. It will happen as the vaccination programme moves through the top four priority groups by mid-February.”