I think it's important people understand the reasoning behind my vote on yesterday's amendment to the Queen's Speech on the public sector pay cap. The amendment put forward by Labour last night would not have changed the pay of public sector workers. That change will need to be in the budget. The amendment was designed [...]
I was delighted to host Oasis Academy Mayfield students in Parliament today. An incredibly enthusiastic and interested group - it was a pleasure to talk to you. I hope you enjoyed your visit as much as I enjoyed meeting you!
Lovely to visit Abbeyfield's Big Lunch in Bitterne Park this afternoon with local Councillor David Fuller. Pat and the team do a fantastic job making everyone feel so welcome!
It was an honour to be present for Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech. Provision for increases in investment in schools and health, particularly mental health. Legislation to protect victims of domestic violence and abuse and proposals on a consultation on reforming social care. There will also be a Bill to repeal the European Communities Act [...]
It was an honour to take the oath of allegiance and to be officially sworn into the House of Commons last week. Representing Southampton in Parliament is something I have worked towards and at for nearly twenty years. Standing up for my hometown is a great responsibility but also a tremendous privilege. I will continue [...]
In recent days, I have been contacted by a number of residents, some by email and others on Facebook, in relation to an Independent article from last year linked to the 2016 Housing and Planning Act. The tragic incident at Grenfell is in all of our minds currently and all of my thoughts go out [...]