I am proud to have been elected as the Member of Parliament for the Southampton Itchen Constituency.
As someone who has lived here all of my life, I know and understand the area intimately and will fight for the issues that matter most to you; your concerns are my concerns. I want to make Southampton and its residents safer, more prosperous and to make our city one of which we can all be proud.
Thank you for your support
The Conservative Party Leadership Contest
As a Conservative MP I will have a vote in picking the final two candidates who will then go forward to the membership of the Conservative Party. I would be interested to know your preference. Please use the link below to pick your candidate. This is by no means a scientific poll and I will not be bound by the result, but it will be interesting and informative.
Royston in Action
Sholing Technology College Update
Yesterday afternoon I met with the Head Teacher of The Sholing Technology College Martin Brown, and the Deputy Head Teacher Suzanne Ashley. We discussed the Ofsted report in detail and the actions being taken by the school to take them out of special measures. Martin Brown made it clear that he is completely open with […]
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Statement on Sholing Technology College
Many of you will know of the situation at The Sholing Technology College with their recent unsatisfactory Ofsted Report. I have arranged a meeting with the Head Teacher for tomorrow at 3.30 and will be seeking assurances on behalf of parents that the safety and education of the pupils is of the highest priority. The […]
A week used to be a long time in politics
It is frequently said that a week is a long time in politics, but this week has surpassed all expectations. On Thursday last week, voters in the United Kingdom sent shock waves around the world when they voted in a referendum for Britain to leave the European Union. Nearly half the country are disappointed, indeed […]
The EU referendum was fiercely contested and some (nearly half) are not happy with the result. However, the debate and the vote cannot be allowed to be used as an excuse for abusive, intolerant and racist behaviour. This country welcomes immigrants, I welcome immigrants that come here to work, contribute and improve their lives and […]
I have spent 20 years campaigning for a referendum on our relationship with the European Union. David Cameron was the only politician brave enough to give the voters that referendum. There was a long and robust debate. I made my position clear and the reasons why I feel we can and will thrive outside the […]