News

WASPI

Held a meeting with WASPI (women who have lost out due to accelerated changes to retirement ages) and have pledged to continue to help them.

Healthcare

Following concerns raised by constituents, I have asked the Secretary of State for Health about the ability of ambulance services in Gloucestershire to meet their targets for attending emergency calls.

Woodmancote Guides

Meeting of the 1st Woodmancote Guides with the mayor and mayoress of Tewkesbury following their discussion on the work of the council and local democracy.

F-35 simulator

Experiencing the world-class technology of the new F-35 in a Lockheed Martin F-35 simulator in London. The global F-35 programme will support 20,000 UK jobs over the 30 year production period and already the programme has generated over £9 billon for UK industry.

Holocaust memorial Day

I added a message to the Holocaust Book of Commitment for the Holocaust Memorial Day.

Inspire an Engineer event

Supporting the Inspire an Engineer event in the House of Commons today. There are great opportunities available for young people, male and female, looking for careers.

Meeting with National Farmers Union

On Friday I met with our local National Farmers Union to discuss current priorities across the local farming community. I look forward to further discussions on police funding, flood protection, halal slaughter, bovine TB, and countryside stewardship.

Missing Link progress

Gloucestershire MPs met with Roads Minister Jesse Norman to discuss the next steps towards fixing the Missing Link problem. The discussions are going well and progress is indeed being made. Options will be presented to the public next February.

BUDGET STATEMENT

I would like to welcome several measures brought forward in the budget, which recognised the need to deal with our debts whilst investing to build a strong economy as we make our way in the world outside the European Union.

Twyning road closures

Following further discussions that we have had over the past few days, I can confirm that Highways have not yet accepted the road closure and diversion proposal in Twyning and Persimmon have been asked to explore other opportunities to avoid unnecessary disruption to the village residents, visito