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Meeting with the Secretary of State for Education

Following Education questions earlier today, I met again with Gavin Williamson MP, the Secretary of State for Education, to discuss further education being devolved to the West of England Combined Authority.

Campaigning for a new Motorway Junction along the M4

Today I met with the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps, Minister Charlotte Vere alongside local MP's Luke Hall, Chris Skidmore and West of England Mayor Tim Bowles to campaign for the M4 Junction 18a, which will significantly boost our local economy.

Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre

Good to visit the Circadian Trust team at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre today where Chief Exec Mark Crutchley and Chair Phil Boobier laid out their plans for the next few years.

A fantastic local hub and community asset.

The Compass Project in Staple Hill

The Compass Project in #StapleHill is one of our leading social enterprises, which has been awarded a Social Enterprise Mark.  

I caught up with their team today to understand more about the great work being done to develop the service and turn people's lives around.

Meeting with Mayor of West of England Combined Authority, Mayor Tim Bowles

Productive meeting with Mayor Tim Bowles of the West of England Combined Authority, among discussion points were regional housing, future transport projects, the proposed arena at the Brabazon hangar, and the potential for a free port in the Severnside area once we have left the EU by 31st Octobe