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BizSpace

This week I visited BizSpace’s latest site in Bradley Stoke to see their range of bespoke office spaces. Having invested £2.9 million, BizSpace are hoping to become a new enterprising hub for the community and work closely with Business West to support local entrepreneurs.

Questions to the Home Office about UK Visas and Immigration

This week I tabled a written question to the Home Office regarding UK Visas and Immigration, after a number of constituents visited me at my regular surgeries after experiencing delays and difficulty due to their visa application being described as ‘non-straightforward’.

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.

Early Day Motion 747

I welcome Barry McElduff's eventual decision to resign as MP following his gravely offensive misjudgement in posting a social media video of him with a loaf of Kingsmill bread on his head on the 42nd anniversary of the IRA's sectarian massacre at Kingsmill.

Barclays Branch Closure

Unfortunately Barclays have taken the decision not to re-open their Patchway branch after extensive fire damaged caused the bank to close in June 2017.

Railway Crime Debate

At Business Questions this week, I called for Parliament to hold a debate regarding the impact of crime on rail travel after cable theft caused havoc for commuters this Tuesday morning at Bristol Parkway.

Cancer Patient Travel Times

Yesterday, in a Westminster Hall debate about travel times for cancer patients, I highlighted the fantastic work of CLIC Sargent who assist families and young cancer patients in our area.

Severn Bridge Tolls VAT Scrapped

From today, local residents will benefit from cheaper travel across the Severn Bridge after the Government approved plans to make tolls VAT exempt. Cars heading for Wales will be charged £5.60 instead of £6.70, with vans paying £11.20 - down from £13.40 - and coaches £16.70, currently £20.