For years, places like Southampton have been overlooked. When Government Ministers talk about regenerating post-industrial towns, they think about those in the North not those in the South. Southampton is like many other post-industrial towns [...]
Yesterday I spoke on the BBC about the current situation in Parliament. Today there will be a number of votes on amendments to the EU Withdrawal Deal put forward by Members of Parliament. The [...]
This week I spoke in Defence Questions about the current situation in Syria, and what actions could be taken when airstrikes are no longer required.
I spoke in Parliament during the EU Withdrawal Agreement debate. I again reiterated that I cannot support the Prime Minister's agreement in its current form and whilst I am willing to compromise I cannot accept [...]
In the House of Commons this week I asked the Minister for International Development what impact the withdrawal of US troops from Syria could have on the situation there, and whether humanitarian efforts there would [...]
This week I spoke in Parliament during Work and Pensions Questions about what action the Government was taking to increase the number of higher paying, more rewarding jobs on offer in the UK.
Southampton City Council have today announced their plans to improve air quality in our city. Their initial proposal, which would have seen vehicles charged up to £100 a day to enter the city, has been [...]
Leaving the EU was always going to benefit Southampton. People do not believe so and they are entitled to their own opinion, but 90 per cent of our trade is already with countries outside of [...]
Yesterday evening the Prime Minister won a vote of confidence from her Conservative Members of Parliament. I did not think that this was the right time to have a vote and did not submit a [...]
I was pleased to be able to attend the ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the award of the Victoria Cross to Commander Daniel Beal D.S.O., M.C., R.N.V.R for his act of bravery during [...]