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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Couldn’t be happier to be with the Remarkable Bert Warne, former Far East Prisoner of War, when he received his Freedom of the City of Southampton. Congratulations Bert.
Good to visit Bitterne Manor Sorting Office to meet the post workers sorting mail. Our posties are hard at it delivering our cards, letters and parcels all year round.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Did you know 16.3 million people work in small businesses and there are 5.5 million small businesses registered in the UK? I was delighted to visit some small businesses in the constituency on Small Business Saturday. These businesses are a vital part of our community and local economy and need our support all year round.
I was honoured to attend the 76th anniversary of the return of the Far East Prisoners of War commemoration in Town Quay park. In attendance was the remarkable Bert Warne one of the last surviving former POWs. cofepow.org.uk/the-fepow-story
I was delighted to attend the MS Society’s drop-in session on MS and neurology services in Parliament last week. More than 130,000 people live with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the UK and 1 in 6 people in England live with a neurological condition. Neurological services have been impacted by the pandemic and sadly too many [...]