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. Both anniversaries are important reminders of the progress we made as a country in the 20th century, ensuring women had the right to vote, and that everyone had access to healthcare based on need and not the ability to pay.

Back in Salisbury, we received a huge boost over the weekend as it was announced that our city has been chosen to host next year’s Armed Forces Day. It will be a significant fillip for the city, with up to 100,000 visitors expected. I will be watching preparations over the next 12 months with much interest!