Really nice to be at Bitterne Market this morning speaking with local residents. A number of people asked me about Brexit and the events over the past few weeks in politics. Also very useful to hear from people with local concerns.
It was a pleasure to attend the Summer Reading Challenge drop-in session in the House of Commons. Reading a great way to learn, relax and just pass the time of day - a pleasure that everyone should be able to enjoy. You can find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge by visiting the website [...]
I am delighted to be supporting I Am Team GB, the nation’s biggest ever sports day on Saturday 27th August. I Am Team GB is brought to you by ITV and The National Lottery, working with the British Olympic Association, UK Sport and supported by Join In, the London 2012 volunteer legacy charity.British Olympians returning [...]
Recently I attended Diabetes UK’s State of the Nation event and I backed their calls to tackle the overall rise in Type 2 diabetes and to improve care for all people living with diabetes.Diabetes is the fastest growing threat of our times. There are 4 million people currently living with the condition in the UK. [...]
Talking in Parliament about the significant contribution our Polish community makes in Southampton and the U.K.
Last week I was pleased to meet Matthew Grove a constituent of mine who is doing an apprenticeship in carpentry.Matt was keen to tell me what he was doing and the qualifications he hopes to achieve. In 18 months’ time Matt will be in the work place and I wish him every success.I am pleased [...]
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 parents [...]
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 governing [...]
Today the United Kingdom will have a new Prime Minister. Theresa May is a hugely experienced politician and the longest serving Home Secretary of modern times. During the recent referendum on our membership with the EU Theresa May was on the remain side however, her first words as Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime [...]
I was pleased to join the Mayor of Southampton at the opening of a new authentic Chinese Restaurant, China City, on High Road in Swaythling. The London owners are showing a vote of confidence in Southampton by opening a new restaurant here. I was very impressed with all the staff and particularly the chef who [...]