The Government is currently consulting on a new funding formula for schools. You can find out more information from the website here. The two current proposals both see an increase in funding for schools in the Southampton Itchen constituency - with one having an overall increase of 1% and the other 1.7%.
I have urged the Government to make hospitals exempt from business rates. This money would be better spent on improving healthcare in our city.
Southampton have made it to the English Football League Cup for the first time since 1979. I was there then, I hope I'll be there this time too.
I welcome the green paper on a new modern Industrial Strategy which will support businesses in Southampton to grow and create more high skilled, high paid jobs for local people. The Industrial Strategy will ensure everyone in Southampton can benefit from success through ten ‘pillars’ – including investing in science, research and innovation, and upgrading [...]
I really enjoyed meeting students from years eight and nine from Bitterne Park School in the Palace of Westminster yesterday. A really bright and cheerful group. They were an absolute pleasure.
It was a pleasure to be on BBC Radio Solent last week talking about PIP and the assessment process. We need to ensure our assessment for means tested benefits are accurate and fair.
Brilliant news for 23rd Itchen Scouts and their Leader Darren Munday. It has been a pleasure to visit them on several occassions and to take Darren to meet Samantha Cameron as one of Southampton's unsung heroes.
Yesterday the Prime Minister set out the Government’s 12 negotiating objectives for leaving the European Union - part of the plan for Britain, which aims to get the right deal abroad while ensuring a better deal for ordinary working people here at home. Here is what she set out - The referendum last June was [...]