I was honoured to attend the first King’s Speech in 70 years where King Charles outlined the Government’s focus on economic growth, cutting inflation and reducing crime. My constituents want to see realistic and helpful polices and legislation that addresses the challenges the UK faces and that helps hard working people and families in Southampton.
Proposals for welfare reform, job creation, energy security, and implementing laws to secure our borders will be particularly welcome to many. Legislation to protect leaseholders will improve the housing market and benefit renters, landlords and prospective homeowners.
Promoting and investing in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and technologies such as driverless cars shows the Government’s long-term ambitions with emerging businesses. I am pleased that the Government will strengthen the police, our national security framework, and Armed Forces to keep our people safe at home and abroad.
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