Westminster News

Jack meets US Troops

Today I met newly commissioned US Navy Pilots and a US Marine in the House of Commons.

Jack meets D-Day Veterans

Had the great privilege yesterday to attend Blind Veterans D-Day Commemorative Lunch with John Maloney, Chair of Stoke Gifford Royal British Legion as my guest.

It was inspirational to meet so many D-Day and other veterans and hear about the work of this important charity.

Visit to the HMS Prince of Wales, our newest aircraft carrier

Fantastic day yesterday visiting HMS Prince of Wales in Rosyth.

Very proud of the engineering excellence and expertise from our area which has helped make this aircraft carrier a magnificent symbol of our country's global reach.

Follow up meeting with Schools Minister, Nick Gibb MP

After meeting Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP about Patchway Community School - I had a follow up meeting with him in the House of Commons, where we discussed the next action in trying to improve the schools buildings and environment.

Supporting English Tourism Week 2019

Very pleased to support #EnglishTourismWeek19 Visit England with Arts, Tourism and Heritage Minister Michael Ellis MP..

I look forward to welcoming the Minister to our area soon, and to showing him the excellent attractions we have for families, tourists and businesses.

Meeting with Schools Minister, Nick Gibb MP

On Monday I met with the Minister for Schools, Nick Gibb MP to discuss with him the schools funding situation in South Gloucestershire in general and with specific issues on school buildings, some of which are now outdated and in need of maintenance, repair, and, in some cases, replacement.

Met with Warren East, CEO of Rolls Royce

Had a meeting earlier today with Warren East, CEO of Rolls Royce; it was a very useful discussion covering the Patchway plant, #Brexit, and the development of the UK Future Combat Air Strategy.

Meeting with the Foreign Office Minister to discuss Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Met with Alistair Burt, a Foreign Office Minister, and with Gary Kent (Clerk to the APPG of Kurdistan Region of Iraq) yesterday to discuss issues around the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and how we can build on good relations especially in regard to military training, security, trade and politic