I was pleased to join Macmillan Cancer Support recently for their World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in Parliament. This marked the launch of their new report, ‘Am I Meant To Be Okay Now?: Stories of Life After Treatment’, this focuses on the challenges people face after their cancer treatment ends. I am very grateful to [...]
The country has had to endure a squeeze on pay and living standards since the financial crisis of 2007/8. However, one thing the Conservative Government has done to ease the pressure is to cut taxes. 30 million people have had a tax cut since the Conservatives took office in 2010 and of them, three million [...]
I recently had the great pleasure of visiting the brand new Play Café in Bitterne (8-10 West End Road) and had the opportunity to explore this fantastic new venue. This is the only Lego Café in the UK and it is brilliant that such a clever and innovative idea has launched in Bitterne. In particular, [...]
Important statement from the Prime Minister today. Southampton has a significant European community who I have been supporting in seeking clarity on their future status in the UK. I am very pleased by this announcement that existing European Citizens will now be able to plan for the future with certainty. PM OPEN LETTER As I [...]
I am delighted to learn that the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership were successful at the Association of Community Rail Partnerships annual awards last week. They were awarded a Silver award in the ‘It’s Your Station’ category for the Signal Box Community Garden at Woolston Station. This is a brilliant result and is testament to [...]
Starting on Monday, National Libraries Week will be coming to Southampton. Events are being held across our local libraries with both Bitterne and Woolston Library taking part. Please do visit!
Hundreds of Southampton Year 11's completed the National Citizen Service course this summer. This involved going away on a residential, having to budget and cook meals, followed by developing a social action project. In the process, they raised thousands of pounds for charity and had a great time. I was invited to speak at their [...]