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. 

Tour of Bristol Port

On Thursday, the Port Board presented their vision for the future, along side their current operations to the Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns MP, West of England Combined Authority Mayor, Tim Bowles and myself.

Visit to Airbus Integration Centre, Filton

I had an opportunity to visit the latest stages of the Airbus Integration Centre in Filton on 13th April 2018.

This is an amazing project costing £40 million, some of which is investment from the Government.

Opening of upgraded Platform 1 at Bristol Parkway

It was a real pleasure to meet the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, and West of England Combined Authority Mayor, Tim Bowles to open the upgraded Platform 1 at Bristol Parkway.

Supporting the 'Keep Charlton Boulevard Open' Campaign

An excellent turnout by residents in Filton to campaign Keep Charlton Boulevard Open - all organised by Community Campaigner Sanjay Shambhu.

Sanjay has worked very hard to understand this issue and discuss the matter with his neighbours.

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.

Blighty UK Cafe

After activists stormed Blighty UK Cafe to protest the legacy of Sir Winston Churchill, I took my team for breakfast to show support for the business and try their 'Winston' full english breakfast.

South Gloucestershire MP's Criticise NHS Trust About Frenchay Hospital

An NHS Trust has been criticised by the MPs for Kingswood, Filton and Bradley Stoke, and Thornbury and Yate for encouraging a planning application for new homes on a site reserved for the future Frenchay Community Hospital, which forms a key part of local NHS plans to bring rehabilitation and rec

Holocaust Memorial Day

This week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust.