Six Sussex MPs have joined a campaign to gain an extra hour of evening sunshine.

The MPs have signed a Parliamentary motion calling on the Government "to instigate a three year trial" of the changes, dubbed "Single/Double Summer Time".

MPs in Sussex who support the plan, include Brighton Kemptown's Simon Kirby, Brighton Pavilion's Caroline Lucas, Hove's Michael Weatherley, Worthing West's Peter Bottomley, Eastbourne's Stephen Lloyd and Hastings and Rye's Amber Rudd.

Currently, the UK operates at Greeenwich Mean Time (GMT) in the winter and GMT+1 in the summer.

Under the proposal, the clocks would be moved forward an hour all year round, running at GMT+1 in the winter and GMT+2 in the summer.

Supporters have said the scheme to make the evenings lighter could boost tourism, reduce traffic accidents and help cut carbon emissions.

A hundred MPs would have to support the Daylight Saving Bill when it comes to the Commons on December 3 for it to have any chance of success.