Please share this petition with your friends and family - don't forget to sign it yourself! The online petition is calling for the reopening of the Kentish Road Respite Centre. This has been set up by local carers.
I took part in a debate in Westminster Hall which was responding to a petition calling for the UK to leave the EU without further delay. As much as I want us to leave the structures of the EU and chart our own course as an independent Britain I also know that we have to [...]
This afternoon I was pleased to meet with my constituent Paula who works as a Specialist Nurse Manager within University Hospital Southampton. I found this meeting particularly useful as an opportunity to discuss the difficulties faced by those on the frontline in our NHS. Paula was supported by her colleague Ged from the Royal College [...]
This was a two day conference to discuss the challenges and to find solutions. It wasn't secret - in fact it was advertised on social media. It wasn't behind closed doors. We need to concentrate on finding solutions instead of trying to bash one another in the media.
Southampton has many high rise tower blocks and after the Shirley Towers tragedy in 2010 the coroner recommended retro fitting of sprinklers in the hope of making another tragedy less likely. However, in addition to sprinklers there are other important safety features and yesterday I asked the Secretary of State to give assurances that these [...]
I had the opportunity to take part in an exercise with Guide Dogs to experience what it is like for those with visual impairments to use a guide dog. Abandoned shopping trolleys carelessly left on high streets or on pavements, shops leaving 'A' boards out and people thoughtlessly parking on pavements all cause those with [...]
I spoke at a really worthwhile conference looking into street begging and homelessness in our city. Many very good people trying to help those less fortunate than themselves. This is a very complicated issue and hopefully some good ideas will come out of the conference.
Earlier this week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment. In doing so pledging I pledged commitment to the Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.
It is our duty to protect the public from the effects of drug use on our streets but we need to be cautious about being seen to reward or accept behaviour that has an element of criminality.
In Treasury Questions today I asked the Chancellor about the effects on personal incomes from the recent increases in the National Living Wage and to confirm that income inequality is now lower than it was under the last Labour Government.