News

Let’s unite, whatever the referendum result

THE national news (and my correspondence) continues to be dominated by the referendum. I will reserve my final thoughts on that matter for the next week but it continues to concern me that this has been such a divisive national discussion.

Raising constituents’ problems in parliament

WHEN constituents approach me with problems, my first instinct is to seek a swift resolution by making direct representations on their behalf to the companies, organisations or government departments involved.

My response to the Queen’s Speech

On Monday I gave my response to the Queen’s Speech. I urged the Government to continue to have ambition and measure their success in a way that allows further developments to take place so that we can meaningfully address the conditions of the poorest in our society with solutions that give them

Important step forward for football club

EARLY on Monday morning, I followed up on my previous conversations with the trustees of the Raymond McEnhill estate, encouraging them to consider the benefits of giving at least a short-term lease at the Ray Mac to the new Salisbury FC.

Proactive action to support vulnerable

I STARTED my week bright and early at Stonehenge School, discussing options to secure long-term investment for Amesbury’s secondary school.

Government’s duty to maintain national security

IT was a great pleasure on Monday to welcome Defence Minister Philip Dunne to mark a significant milestone for Dstl – an investment in the site that will bring more high quality jobs to Porton.