Couldn’t be happier to be with the Remarkable Bert Warne, former Far East Prisoner of War, when he received his Freedom of the City of Southampton. Congratulations Bert.
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Good to visit Bitterne Manor Sorting Office to meet the post workers sorting mail. Our posties are hard at it delivering our cards, letters and parcels all year round.
Motor neurone disease affects the lives of many people and their families across Southampton. Sadly we still don't know enough about the disease and the best way to treat this. The MND Association work tirelessly to support those with motor neurone disease and campaign for more research into this. I was delighted to join my [...]
Postal workers keep the country connected, ensuring that vital communications reach their destination safely week in and week out. Today, marks postal workers day and gives us the chance to say thank you. Whether its letters, Christmas cards or parcels and gifts, they deliver these carefully and go above and beyond to show why post [...]
Did you know 16.3 million people work in small businesses and there are 5.5 million small businesses registered in the UK? I was delighted to visit some small businesses in the constituency on Small Business Saturday. These businesses are a vital part of our community and local economy and need our support all year round.
I was honoured to attend the 76th anniversary of the return of the Far East Prisoners of War commemoration in Town Quay park. In attendance was the remarkable Bert Warne one of the last surviving former POWs. cofepow.org.uk/the-fepow-story
I was delighted to attend the MS Society’s drop-in session on MS and neurology services in Parliament last week. More than 130,000 people live with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the UK and 1 in 6 people in England live with a neurological condition. Neurological services have been impacted by the pandemic and sadly too many [...]
Really lovely to visit Bitterne Local History Society with the Mayor of Southampton as they celebrate their 40th birthday. The society is run by a really dedicated group of volunteers with a wealth of knowledge. Make sure you visit their shop and museum on Peartree Avenue.
I was delighted to visit the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) recently to learn about the incredible research underway there. I met with Emre Mutlu (part of the Marine Robotics team) and Professor Ed Hill, CEO of NOC. They introduced me to Isis ROV which is a remotely operated vehicle used to gather information in some [...]
The vibrant and diverse arts and cultural sector in Southampton makes our city so unique and a such a great place to live. Sadly, a lot of the cultural sector has been hit hard over the last 18 months with restrictions effecting creative events, the arts and venues which would normally be welcoming many visitors. [...]