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The Almondsbury Summer Fête

The Almondsbury Summer Fête started today with a performance from a great live band. Lots going there all afternoon.

Wheat Fest 2019

Enjoyed dropping into the Wheat Fest 2019 Wheatfield Primary School, Bradley Stoke.

Congratulations to the Friends of Wheatfield School Committee for organising such a great and well attended event.

Severn Vale Festival

Great to see my friend and local Cllr Robert Griffin at the Severn Vale Festival on Saturday.

Lots of great stalls and a local history exhibition.

Even managed to acquire some more excellent books while I was there!

Our world leading defence manufacturers underpin the UK - PMQs

Our world leading defence manufacturers underpin the UK as a credible strategic partner and ally.

 

This has extra significance once we're an independent, self governing & sovereign nation again.

 

I raised this during Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) today.

Jack asks about our Reserve Forces

During Ministry of Defence questions, I raised the crucial contribution our Reserves make to the Armed Forces, progress on Reservist recruitment and retention, and how former Regular personnel are encouraged to join them.

Jack invites Minister to Aerospace Bristol

As Defence Equipment and Support Minister Stuart Andrew MP was concluding the Combat Air Strategy debate in the House of Commons, I invited him to visit Aerospace Bristol, our £80m STEM learning centre to see how it is helping to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists.

Combat Air Strategy Debate

Speaking during a debate on the Combat Air Strategy in the House of Commons, I highlighted the need for the UK to maintain capability for unilateral operations if it were required, and to focus upon securing reliable strategic partners to continue to achieve this.

ABB Reception in the House of commons

Earlier this week I attended an event in Parliament hosted by ABB, who have a presence locally and are a valued employer for our area.

They are one of many businesses based in the UK providing a digital transformation for a more globally competitive economy.