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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.  

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.  

Ageas Bowl Visit

Sports Minister, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP came to see about the community involvement at the Ageas Bowl on Monday 9 February. He met the Commercial Director Stuart Robertson and the Chairman Rob Bransgrove and the team.Mms Davies said, “It was great to see the work with the community, the school children and to hear about the increasing participation levels in the sports based at the Ageas Bowl. Exciting summer coming in the venue and we wish them success in the expansion of the centre”.Sajid Javid left extremely impressed after his visit to Hampshire Cricket Club. 

County Matters

Mims Davies met with Cllr Roy Perry, Leader of Hampshire County Council where they discussed the continued work going on to improve services for the county. Mims Davies said “It was great to discuss the work Hampshire County Council is doing and the commitment to pouring resources into better roads, school crossings and making energy savings. I was really pleased to be able to raise key issues particularly on highways to Cllr Perry and we will get some traction on vital areas where residents and local Conservative campaigners have raised issues."