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 [...]
Yesterday there was a debate in the House of Commons on the Fire Safety Bill. I and a fellow MP, Stephen McPartland had tabled a number of amendments to the Bill which sought to ensure that no leaseholder would be held liable for fire safety remediation work. Although unfortunately there was not the opportunity to [...]
This week I had an article published in The Times on the cladding crisis and how the government now has an opportunity to fix it. Many residents in Southampton have been caught up in this crisis through no fault of their own. You can see the full article which I wrote in support of leaseholders [...]
Earlier this month, I asked the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government a series of question on subjects relating to cladding on behalf of people living in Southampton. Many leaseholders of high rise flats have yet to receive adequate support for fire safety improvements and I have been leading a campaign [...]
For many years Royston has campaigned for a national memorial to the Spitfire in Southampton This year we are marking the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which was the first major military campaign fought entirely by air forces. The Spitfire played a crucial role in defending Britain and will always have [...]
I am continuing my campaign to keep the Woolston Lloyds Bank branch open after it was recently announced that it was to be closed. Over 1100 local people have signed the petition to keep the bank open showing the significant support for it to remain.
Today the Bittern Pub officially reopens after a major refurbishment costing Punch Taverns £400,000. The pub has had its challenges, most recently when it looked like it was going to be sold to McDonald's, but thanks to a great campaign from local people the fast food giant failed to achieve the planning approval it needed. The [...]
On the 11th September, a bill will come to the House of Commons which will seek to introduce Assisted Dying and as your MP it is my intention to attend and vote on this issue. The bill would enable competent adults who are terminally ill to choose to be provided with medically supervised assistance to [...]