Openreach Update

Brilliant to catch up with Openreach CEO Clive Selley in Salisbury this afternoon to hear about the progress that has been made in making us their first full fibre city in the UK.

Meeting with Local Stakeholders

It is always a proud moment as an MP when a local business in the constituency is recognised with a national award.

Spending Round Announcement

After watching yesterday’s deeply disappointing move by MPs to frustrate the implementation of the referendum result, it was good to be back in the House of Commons this afternoon to see the Chancellor of the Exchequer deliver the Spending Round announcement.

HOPPA Bus Launch and Pig Farms!

The new Amesbury HOPPA bus was launched today at the Holiday Inn, Solstice Park where I had the pleasure of cutting the ribbon. Community Transport South Wiltshire offer some fantastic services offering accessible and affordable transport.

Shadowing Local Police

It was a privilege to spend time with the police in Salisbury to gain a better understanding of the challenges they face as they work to protect communities across South Wiltshire.

NCS Visit

I was really pleased to be able to join young National Citizen Service (NCS) participants at River Bourne Community Farm on Friday to help them prepare a series of social action projects that will benefit the local community.

Armed Forces Day

After months of preparation, Armed Forces Day weekend has arrived! I've just visited St Thomas's Church in Salisbury to speak with Lt. Col Neil Stace about the Flags of Thanks exhibition - a very moving tribute to our military.

Carers Week in Parliament

I enjoyed attending the Carers Week event in Parliament on Monday and had a good discussion with representatives from Rethink about the particular challenges of caring for those with mental illness.

Visit to Winterslow Primary School

A real pleasure to be at Winterslow Primary School this morning to talk about politics at Westminster and field some tough questions from the pupils in Year 6!

Meeting with Highways England

Very productive meeting with Highways England in Parliament this afternoon. I stressed the importance of solving the congestion problem on Southampton Road/A36.