News

Celebrating UK Parliament Week

During this week, there are various events and opportunities to celebrate UK Parliament Week, working with organisations such as Scouts, Girlguiding and the British Youth Council.

Work Experience Opportunities!

Every year I am thrilled to be inundated with requests from students to come and spend time on work experience with me and my office - both here at Westminster and in Salisbury.

Novichok: Six months on

Over the past six months, the National Counter Terrorism Policing Network has undertaken a meticulous and painstaking investigation into the despicable crime that took place in Salisbury on 4 March.

Funding to support Salisbury and Amesbury

Excellent news yesterday to hear the government announce more than £5m of new funding for Salisbury and Amesbury following recent tragic events. This package will be used to support the police, businesses, meet additional costs of dealing with the incident, and help boost tourism.

My deepest condolences to Dawn Sturgess

I was deeply saddened to hear the news last night that my constituent, Dawn Sturgess, had passed away at Salisbury District Hospital. My thoughts are with her friends and family at this awful time.

Update on the March Attack

It was very unwelcome news last night from Scotland Yard. After many hard months of clean-up and recovery efforts, we now have another hurdle to clear.

Celebrating two major landmarks!

This week, there are two major landmarks we are celebrating at Westminster. Today is the ninetieth anniversary of all women being given the right to vote under the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act 1928. Then on Thursday, the NHS turns seventy.

Holocaust Memorial Tree vandalised

I know that many people in Salisbury will be saddened to find out that the Holocaust Memorial Tree in Churchill Gardens has twice been vandalised in recent weeks.

Extra Government funding to tackle Rough Sleeping

Over the weekend, I was pleased to see the government announce an immediate £30m boost to help get more rough sleepers into temporary accommodation. This will pay for an additional 1,750 bed spaces for rough sleepers and 531 more dedicated homelessness workers across the country.