This week the Government announced the largest investment in our nation’s defence in 30 years. We live in uncertain times, so this is very good news as it helps to reinforce our place in the world now we have left the EU.

An extra £24 billion will be invested in our national security over the next four years. This will allow the Government to support the development of cutting-edge defence technology and cement our country’s position as the largest military power in Europe and the second largest in NATO.

This will create more than 10,000 jobs a year by investing in our world leading defence industry and revitalising British shipbuilding. This shows that the Government is serious about standing up for our armed forces and for creating jobs and opportunity which will benefit people in Southampton.