Woodmancote Guides

Had a really good visit to Woodmancote Guides. They are very bright girls, ably led, and asked a series of intelligent questions. I came away with much work to do!

Cheltenham and Gloucester Jobs Fair

Cheltenham and Gloucester Jobs Fair is running on Wednesday 13thFebruary 2019 at the Town Hall, Cheltenham, 10am to 1pm.
This will be free to attend and there will be exhibitors from various sectors and industries recruiting on the day.

School funding

Following a number of discussions which Gloucestershire MPs and others have had with Education Secretary, Damien Hinds, I’m pleased that he has responded by providing an additional £350m to support pupils with special needs, and that our County’s schools will benefit from this.

Ethiopian Embassy Reception

Speaking at a reception at the Ethiopian Embassy celebrating Ethiopia's culture and the progress the country has made over the last year. This was an excellent event attended by people from across business, politics and the non-profit sector.

Remembrance Sunday

It was an amazing occasion yesterday at Tewkesbury Abbey and then at the cross. A huge turnout and wonderful services marked the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War, and paid tribute to those who lost their lives in other conflicts as well.

Poppy Ride

I am pleased to support the IPT Poppy Ride which took place in parliament in association with The Royal British Legion

Special needs education funding

I held a meeting in my Commons office with Minister Nadim Zawahi discussing funding for special needs education. I am pressing for greater funding for Gloucestershire.

Macmillan Cancer Support

At the Macmillan Coffee Morning at the House of Commons earlier this week. Well done to those of you who held your own coffee mornings across the constituency to raise money to assist Macmillan with their excellent work.