I welcome the actions the new Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the Rt Hon Greg Clarke MP has taken on building safety. The 3 principles underpinning his recent work echoes with what Stephen McPartland, and I have been campaigning for. 1. We must protect leaseholders. 2. We must ensure those responsible pay [...]
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Thanks to the Saints Foundation and all the young people taking part in NCS Southampton for sharing with me the fantastic projects they have been working on to raise awareness and funds for the Saints Foundation and for those impacted by the Afghanistan crisis. NCS provides a great opportunity for young people aged 15-17, from [...]
Well done to Southampton Children's Play Association for putting on a remarkable Playday at Hoglands Park! It was wonderful to see so many families enjoying the activities laid on by the groups and organisations in attendance. SCPA are an absolute gem, reliant on a brilliant team of volunteers and the hard work of Anna Roberts. [...]
Yesterday 40 years ago, General Moore, reported to the Commander-in-Chief, “The Falkland Islands are once more under the Government desired by their inhabitants. God Save the Queen.” A fitting service in St Margaret’s Church to remember those who helped liberate the islands.
What a fantastic celebration. Her Majesty, the Queen, has inspired and led the nation and the Commonwealth for 70 years. Dedication, dignity and duty.
I have talked to literally thousands of my constituents over the last few months. Some are very angry, some ambivalent. Some want the Prime Minister to go others want him to stay. I have watched MPs in Westminster agitate to get rid of the Prime Minister since he was first elected. Some feel overlooked and [...]
I was pleased to attend the Dementia Action Week parliamentary drop-in. There is estimated to be over 850,000 people living with dementia and nearly 650 people in my constituency live with the condition. Dementia is still a disease that is not well understood and is set to affect a record number of people. I was [...]
I was delighted to attend the opening of the Southampton Ukrainian Community Support Group recently. I spoke with Mel, Kasia, Sam and other volunteers about their great efforts supporting Ukrainian refugees and welcoming those who have come to the UK. Fantastic effort by a group of incredible, dedicated volunteers.
I attended the World Parkinson’s day Drop-in Session in Parliament. Not enough people understand what it is like to live with Parkinson’s or to care for those with the condition. I spoke with Vivian, who kindly shared with me, her experience of caring for her husband and of the work she does as part of [...]