It was a pleasure to attend the South East Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (SERFCA) Engagement Event in Parliament last week. SERFCA is a Ministry of Defence Crown body, responsible to the Defence Council, but separate from military chains-of-command. SERFCA gives support to the Reserve Forces across the South East. It was interesting to discuss [...]
I recently spoke on the Laser Misuse (vehicles) Bill in the House of Commons about the dangers to aircraft that lasers can present. With Southampton Airport so close to my constituency and so many flights arriving and departing over our city, the safety of aircraft is something I take very seriously. You can watch my [...]
We now have this statement from the Leader of the Council “I want to put on record our support for the brilliant new leadership team at Chamberlayne and our intention to back that school with support and investment.” This is very good news for Chamberlayne College for the Arts and means we can all move [...]
Today I asked the Minister for International Development about what is being done to help tackle modern day slavery in developing countries.
The dark web is a massive source of drugs and organised crime that exploits people and puts all of us in danger. That's why we're investing £50 million to crack down on these criminals.
This week the tax-free personal allowance will increase from £11,500 to £11,850 - meaning people can keep more of what they earn. A typical basic rate taxpayer will pay £1,075 less income tax in 2018-19 than they did in 2010-11.
Here I am on World Autism Awareness Day with my good friend Luke. World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day on 2nd April every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with autism throughout the world. If you want to know more about autism [...]