I was honoured to attend the Remembrance Sunday service at the Southampton Cenotaph today. Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Lest We Forget.
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 [...]
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 [...]
I have no words to express my sorrow at the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. No one has dedicated so much to the service of the public. Most of us can't remember a time when the Queen wasn't our head of state. She enriched all our lives and things will never be the [...]
Yesterday 40 years ago, General Moore, reported to the Commander-in-Chief, “The Falkland Islands are once more under the Government desired by their inhabitants. God Save the Queen.” A fitting service in St Margaret’s Church to remember those who helped liberate the islands.
Today Parliament reconvened for the next parliamentary session. During the state opening of Parliament Her Majesty the Queen outlined the government’s upcoming programme in her speech to Lords and MPs. The Government’s priority is the nation’s recovery, strengthening the NHS, reforming social care, focussing on creating jobs, supporting businesses and rebooting our economy. The speech [...]
Why I think it is important to elect a local candidate to represent the Southampton Itchen Constituency in ParliamentRoyston Smith2014-07-03T20:57:19+00:00
Southampton is a great city with a great football club, an incredibly diverse population and the potential to rival any city in Europe. It has fantastic transport links to London by train and motorway; one of the busiest ports in the country, as well as an airport serving over 40 European destinations with links to hundreds of destinations worldwide.
A pioneering joint working partnership that will see Hampshire County Council, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and Hampshire Constabulary combine their key support services to save millions of pounds, became official on 1 February 2014.