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IDS visits Hedge End

The Secretary of State, Iain Duncan Smith visited Hamble Valley Press in Hedge End.Iain Duncan Smith said, "I was delighted to visit Hamble Valley Press Ltd today with Mims Davies – a great local business who will be celebrating their 50th anniversary next year." 

Taking the family out of inheritance tax

Conservatives will take the family home out of inheritance tax in Eastleigh.Mims Davies has welcomed the news today that a future Conservative Government would take the family home out of inheritance tax.

Home Secretary Visits

Mims Davies and the Eastleigh Conservatives where delighted to welcome Theresa May the Home Secretary to Hedge End on Wednesday 1st April 2015.Mrs May visited spoke local Police and heard about postive action on local ASB, preventative Community action and partnership work.   

Church Funding welcomed

Mims Davies has welcomed today’s announcement of £32,300 funding for repairs to St James’ Church in West end.

Business & Energy Minister visits

UK based Lightsource Renewable Energy, one of Europe’s leading solar energy companies, welcomed the Minister of State for Energy, Matthew Hancock MP, for a guided tour of Chalcroft Solar Farm, in Southampton. Joined by prospective Parliamentary candidate Mims Davies and a team from Lightsource, the Minister was able to experience the benefits of a successful solar farm project.

National Apprenticeship Week

Last week saw a number of events National Apprenticeship Week held at Eastleigh College. A presentation was held with the college Apprenticeship Team and local employers who are thinking of joining in with this great initiative.

Rail Minister at Arlington

I was delighted to speak with the Rail Minister, Claire Perry MP during a visit to the Arlington Fleet Group Ltd in Eastleigh. The Rail Minister expressed her support as local MP’s such as Penny Mordaunt, Steve Brine and myself have raised the funding and upgrades needed for the improvements required for trains in the South heading into Waterloo.

Sports Minister Visits

It was fantastic to have the Rt Hon Helen Grant MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism & Equalities visit the towns Fleming Park Leisure Centre, where she was impressed with ‘Active Eastleigh’ which encourages people to get more active.

Foreign Secretary visits NATS

I was delighted to meet up with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP.  A great place supporting local jobs and opportunity.

TTIP emails

Many people have written to lobby re their concerns re the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the NHS.Despite the concerns raised I believe that TTIP does NOT require us, the USA or any other Country to open up their health systems to private providers.The accusations of privatisation are unfounded and is smiply scaremongering.