Veterans Railcard Now On Sale


The new Veterans Railcard has now gone on sale. The railcard will offer an additional 830,000 veterans who are not covered by existing discounts or railcards up to one-third of most rail fares from 5th November at the introductory price of £21 for a year. A named travelling companion will also be offered the [...]

Veterans Railcard Now On Sale2020-10-23T16:03:05+00:00

Government Announces £17M Railway Investment for Southampton


The Government announced this week that Southampton will be receiving £17 million of investment to upgrade the railway for freight trains. This will allow longer trains to serve the Port of Southampton, increasing rail capacity, reducing the reliance on the roads and cutting air pollution. It is valuable initiatives like this and shore power [...]

Government Announces £17M Railway Investment for Southampton2020-10-16T15:08:21+00:00

Boost for Southampton Culture Announced


It is great news that nine Southampton based cultural organisations will benefit from £1.18 million from the Culture Recovery Fund. This will help organisations that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic to stay afloat, providing them with support over a 6-month period to tide them over the winter. Organisations including The Stage Door, [...]

Boost for Southampton Culture Announced2020-10-14T15:16:22+00:00

A National Spitfire Memorial


For many years Royston has campaigned for a national memorial to the Spitfire in Southampton This year we are marking the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which was the first major military campaign fought entirely by air forces. The Spitfire played a crucial role in defending Britain and will always have [...]

A National Spitfire Memorial2021-03-23T10:59:16+00:00

Prime Minister Announces Support for First Time Buyers


Owning your home is important for many people. Although monthly mortgage payments are generally affordable, getting together a large enough deposit to buy a property is a challenging prospect for most people. The Prime Minister has announced a new scheme to help first time buyers onto the property ladder. The Government plans to give [...]

Prime Minister Announces Support for First Time Buyers2020-10-09T17:23:36+00:00

Prime Minister Announces Investment in Clean Power


The Prime Minister outlined today in his conference speech that over the next decade Britain will embark on a green industrial revolution which will make us a world leader in low cost clean power generation. This is excellent news as it will result in more sustainable, lower cost energy generation which will help to [...]

Prime Minister Announces Investment in Clean Power2020-10-06T16:50:00+00:00

Government Announces Lifetime Skills Guarantee


This week the Prime Minister announced the Lifetime Skills Guarantee. This will provide adults in Southampton of any age without A-Level or equivalent qualifications the opportunity to undertake a free college course from April next year. Taking up a college course offers the opportunity to gain a new qualification which could be attractive to [...]

Government Announces Lifetime Skills Guarantee2020-10-02T17:11:17+00:00

Parliamentary Scrutiny of Coronavirus Restrictions


I’m aware of an increasing sense that the Government has not sufficiently been held to account by Parliament regarding coronavirus restrictions. The reality is the Government has been held to account continually by MPs. Yesterday, Parliament debated and voted on the renewal of the Coronavirus Act. There have been dozens of Urgent Questions and [...]

Parliamentary Scrutiny of Coronavirus Restrictions2020-10-01T15:55:02+00:00
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