Opening of the Southampton Ukrainian Community Support Group


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.

Opening of the Southampton Ukrainian Community Support Group2022-05-10T15:04:47+00:00

World Parkinson’s Day Drop-in Session


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 [...]

World Parkinson’s Day Drop-in Session2022-04-11T10:29:44+00:00

Falklands 40th Anniversary Commemorative Event


Throughout the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, the Royal British Legion will be commemorating the service and sacrifice of all those involved as well as sharing their stories and experiences of the conflict. The RBL is inviting veterans, civilians, and members of bereaved families to attend the service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire [...]

Falklands 40th Anniversary Commemorative Event2022-04-11T10:12:46+00:00

Sholing Juniors visit Number 10 and meet the Prime Minister.


I have worked with children from Sholing Junior School on a number of projects. They are wonderfully polite, incredibly engaged and great company. Their trip to Number 10, to meet the Prime Minister and plant a tree in the garden, was a fitting reward to staff and pupils who go out of their way to [...]

Sholing Juniors visit Number 10 and meet the Prime Minister.2022-04-06T14:50:55+00:00

Forest Hills Driving School Closure


The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have announced their intention to close the Forest Hills Drive driving test centre on 10th April. This centre came into use in 1980 and for over forty years has been providing driving tests for people predominantly on the east of Southampton. Its closure will be a big blow to [...]

Forest Hills Driving School Closure2022-02-22T17:51:49+00:00

Motor Neurone Disease


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 [...]

Motor Neurone Disease2022-01-12T11:12:22+00:00

National Postal Workers Day


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 [...]

National Postal Workers Day2021-12-13T11:24:25+00:00

Support for Southampton’s Arts, Culture and Creative Industries


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. [...]

Support for Southampton’s Arts, Culture and Creative Industries2021-09-10T12:37:59+00:00

PoliticsHome: Building Safety Bill must not leave behind leaseholders saddled with ruinous remediation costs.


This week I had an article published on PoliticsHome. During the passage of the Fire Safety Bill, Ministers said the issue of leaseholders would be addressed in the Building Safety Bill. We will hold them to their word and remind them that protection must be for all leaseholders, not just for the leaseholders of the future. [...]

PoliticsHome: Building Safety Bill must not leave behind leaseholders saddled with ruinous remediation costs.2021-06-25T11:15:15+00:00

Citizens Advice Scam Awareness Week


Scams and fraud are a massive issue and these crimes can happen to anyone. We can all play our part in spreading awareness and look out for potential scams. As a result of coronavirus, many people are facing issues with employment, debt, housing and health, and scammers are exploiting people during this particularly difficult time. [...]

Citizens Advice Scam Awareness Week2021-06-17T12:55:42+00:00
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