Newly created West of England Economic Recovery Board

Today I spoke with West of England Combined Authority Mayor, Tim Bowles - we discussed the newly created West of England Economic Recovery Board that the Mayor launched earlier today, and will help our regional economy restart and renew as lock down is eased.

CCG Update - NHS open

During my regular telephone update with Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire CCG today, we discussed NHS provision for non-COVID cases which are available this weekend.

So call 111 as normal for any medical advice.

VE Day

The celebrations of the triumph of freedom over tyranny will not be quite as intended before the world was overwhelmed by COVID-19.

Delivering food to vulnerable families

Earlier today I helped Southern Brooks deliver food to vulnerable families in our area. 

Thank you to all at Southern Brooks for the fantastic work you are doing during these very difficult times.

EDM 409

Proud to support Early Day Motion 409, which recognizes the great support the Kurdish people are providing to over a million internally displaced people and refugees from Syria.

New ways of working

Today I participated in an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Aerospace meeting via #Zoom, and then voted in a trial of the new online House of Commons voting procedure.

Update on PPE, Nightingale Bristol and testing

This afternoon I spoke to the North Bristol NHS Trust for a weekly update on the Nightingale Bristol, PPE and the roll out of testing, which is currently based Bristol Airport, to health workers.