The 40th Anniversary of the Falkland Islands Conflict


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.

The 40th Anniversary of the Falkland Islands Conflict2022-06-16T13:08:33+00:00

Vote of confidence in the Prime Minister


I have talked to literally thousands of my constituents over the last few months. Some are very angry, some ambivalent. Some want the Prime Minister to go others want him to stay. I have watched MPs in Westminster agitate to get rid of the Prime Minister since he was first elected. Some feel overlooked and [...]

Vote of confidence in the Prime Minister2022-06-07T11:46:01+00:00

Dementia Action Week Parliamentary drop-in


I was pleased to attend the Dementia Action Week parliamentary drop-in.  There is estimated to be over 850,000 people living with dementia and nearly 650 people in my constituency live with the condition. Dementia is still a disease that is not well understood and is set to affect a record number of people. I was [...]

Dementia Action Week Parliamentary drop-in2022-05-20T09:50:15+00:00

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
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