Local News

Land Speed Record - Bloodhound

Fantastic visit to the STEM lead Bloodhound Land Speed Record project based at SGS Berkeley Green.


An inspirational team, still battling on with their dream to smash the world land speed record.


A documentary about their quest is coming soon to Channel 4.

Aerospace Bristol reopening

Great to see Aerospace Bristol has reopened to visitors.

Had a meeting with Lloyd Burnell to discuss the reopening and to find out more on their innovative ideas to highlight STEM to young people locally, in order to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists.

Telephone Surgery

Today I held one of my regular surgeries, this time all by telephone.

Meeting with Airbus Representatives and Unite

Highly constructive meeting with representatives from Airbus and Unite.

Together we will work to ensure our aerospace industry prevails through this crisis to remain one of the world leaders when the economy begins to recover.

Many of our small businesses are back open

Good to see my friends Muhammad and Bhatti, and catch up with them at the Willowbrook Centre today.

Their businesses are now back trading again after lockdown.

Staple Hill Methodist Church

Great to see churches beginning to open. Thank you to all at Staple Hill Methodist Church this morning, a lovely service.

Huge credit to all volunteers who have been working hard to ensure the church was ready for today, and able to hold a socially distanced and safe service.

Local Pubs open!

My first pint of real ale in a pub for longer than I care to remember!

In The Swan Hotel, Almondsbury; not far to walk back to my home in Bradley Stoke. Next job is to find an Indian restaurant within walking distance!