New childcare support

I spoke with the leaders of Woodlands Nursery and Sarisbury Green Pre-School about a new childcare scheme the government is rolling out this September.

Well done to Fareham's Citizens of Honour!

I really enjoyed Fareham's annual Mayor Making ceremony yesterday, celebrating Cllr Connie Hockley's fantastic year of raising over £30,000 for Y Services and Breast Cancer Haven.

Lord Wilson Academy visit

I had an inspirational visit to the Lord Wilson Academy. Rated as Good by OFSTED in 2012, students behave well and develop positive attitudes to being in a school.

Y Services for Young People

I visited Y Services for Young People, a youth club for young people with disabilities/additional needs.

 The group provides fun activities such as cooking, games, sports and trips and helps young people with difficulties to get out and about and make new friends.

New tool to help consumers

I have welcomed a new interactive service that helps consumers to find out how well they are being served by their telecoms provider. Consumers can find out how well they are served by major telecoms companies thanks to a new interactive tool launched by Ofcom.

Getting tough on litter

We want to be the first generation to leave our environment in in a better state than we found it, and tackling litter is an important part of our drive to make Fareham a better place to live and visit.

Visit to Barclays

I recently visited the West Street Barclays Branch in Fareham, to talk about the new pound coin and to discuss local business.

Finance Bill debate

I am pleased to speak in support of this Finance Bill on a day when the general election has been announced, giving the British people a real choice to determine the future of our country—a choice between an overspending, overtaxing, profligate Labour Government propped up by SNP subversives and

My reaction to the election

The Government has a clear mandate from the British people to leave the EU, an election will further strengthen the Prime Minister’s negotiating hand in Europe.