October Update

The last month has been a busy period in the constituency as the parliamentary recess came to an end.

My statement regarding Airbus

Yesterday, I had a meeting at the Airbus offices at Filton, with their Senior Vice President Katherine Bennett, with other Senior Airbus managers, and with Richard Harrington MP, the Minister for Business and Industry. Other Aerospace companies such as GKN and Rolls Royce were also present. 

Westminster Update

On Friday, the House of Commons had the chance to debate two significant Private Member’s Bills – the Organ Donation (Presumed Consent) and the Overseas Electors Bill. I was pleased to be able to attend to support them both.

Festive Wedding in Parliament

Jack Lopresti, Member of Parliament for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has been celebrating his wedding to fellow MP, Andrea Jenkyns, at an intimate ceremony in the chapel at the Palace of Westminster on Friday, 22nd December.

Extra Winter Funding for NHS

I am pleased that the Government has acknowledged the pressures that the NHS finds itself under each winter and has allocated funding to invest in our local hospitals to allow the dedicated staff to carry on their excellent work.

Samaritan's Christmas Pledge

This week I joined my parliamentary colleagues in signing the Samaritan’s Christmas Pledge to support suicide prevention in 2018.

Boost for local Post Offices

This week the Government announced £370 million extra funding for the Post Office to extend opening hours, cut queue times and protect rural branches.

Funding Increase for Avon & Somerset Police

I welcome today’s announcement from the Home Office that there will be a £450 million increase in police funding across England and Wales. This includes an additional £270 million for police force budgets, so that individual forces have the resources they need.

Recent Events

Over the last couple of days the same, small group of people who tried to derail my re-adoption process just before the last General Election have decided to have another go at destroying my personal reputation and calling into question my professionalism in my relationships with other people.