Delighted to have Sir Stephen O'Brien, KBE as our guest speaker at the Westminster Africa Business Group's Annual Dinner. Sir Stephen was previously MP for Eddisbury and Undersecretary of State for International Development.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling reaffirmed his support for the implementation of the solution to the Missing Link problem. And along with Cllrs Kevin Cromwell and Vernon Smith we presented him with the case for improvements to the A46 Tewkesbury and Ashchurch.
Meeting with local NFU members in the constituency to discuss a range of issues such as rural broadband provision, rural policing and developing UK skills to deliver on future agricultural productivity.
At an event with Citizens Advice where I had the opportunity to see an interactive map highlighting the range of issues people in Tewkesbury raise. Citizens Advice play an important role in providing free confidential and impartial advice to people in my constituency.
I welcome the news that Gloucestershire Country Council have granted Cleeve School £139,000 in funding to support building work that will increase capacity at the school. The newly-approved funding adds to the £5.3million investment that has already been agreed.
Signing up to the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign to #PassOnPlastic. We have already introduced one of the world's toughest bans on microbeads and removed nine billion carrier bags from circulation, but there is more to do to remove plastic from our oceans.