I recently had the pleasure of welcoming military personnel from the 51 Port Squadron of the 17 Port & Maritime Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps to Parliament. The Squadron are based at the McMullen Barracks in Marchwood and provide Port and Maritime Capability for the UK Armed Forces. The unit deploys around the world [...]
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I was pleased to attend the Southampton Children's Play Association's (SCPA) Play Day 2023 in Hoglands Park. This fantastic event was packed full with activities and organisations, offering Southampton families a great free day out. We are so lucky to have incredible organisations like SCPA in Southampton. They may be small but they make a [...]
Every year in November, we are all encouraged to learn more about Parliament and how it works. This year UK Parliament Week runs from 6-12 November. It's a great opportunity for schools, youth groups, or anyone, to take part in activities explaining the work of Parliament and how we all have a role. Last year [...]
It is with a with a heavy heart and after much consideration, that I announce my decision not to stand again as your Member of Parliament at the next election. Serving as your representative has been an honour and a privilege, especially as it allowed me to serve the city in which I was born, [...]
Thank you to Solent Mind and Southern Health for inviting me to visit their new base in Bitterne. The Lighthouse is is an informal, non-judgmental, out-of-hours mental health service providing short term support for people in distress. They offer text, call and face to face support to anyone over the age of 18. This is [...]
Please share with friends and family. There will be a Jobs Fair at St Mary's Stadium on the 16th of June 10am -1pm. There will be over 30 companies recruiting and hundreds of jobs available. The Jobs Fair is free to attend for those looking to gain employment and suitable for any ages. No registration is required.
I was pleased to visit the Thames Tideway tunnel which will work as a capture and store for raw sewage and rainwater that currently overflows when the London sewerage system cannot cope. It's a really impressive project and one that is vitally needed to reduce the environmental impact from untreated dirty water. A similar scheme [...]
Thank you to Southampton Children’s Play Association for inviting me and Cllr Alex Houghton to visit their Easter Playscheme at Valentine Primary School. Lovely to see Anna Roberts and all the team at SCPA, not forgetting the Easter Bunny!
Around 145,000 in the UK live with Parkinson's. With over 40 known symptoms, it affects everyone differently. On #WorldParkinsonsDay, it is important for us all to increase our awareness of Parkinson's and the work of Parkinson's UK. https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/
I was pleased to sponsor the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) reception in the House of Commons. The cruise industry is extremely important to my constituency, our local economy, supporting many regional businesses and generating employment opportunities in cruise tourism. Over 500 cruise ships arrive in Southampton each year bringing over £2 million to our [...]