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I am delighted and proud to have been selected again as the parliamentary candidate for Southampton Itchen.

As someone who has lived here all of my life, I know and understand the area intimately and will fight for the issues that matter most to you; your concerns are my concerns. I want to make Southampton and its residents safer, more prosperous and to make our city one of which we can all be proud.

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A reprieve for the Bitterne Walk-in Centre

Last night I attended the City Council’s Health Overview Scrutiny Panel (HOSP) to make representations on behalf of local residents regarding the proposed closure of the Bitterne Walk-in Centre. I made it clear that to close the centre without full and thorough consultation was not acceptable. I pointed out that the walk-in centre is a […]
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The Secretary of State must intervene

Since the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announced its plans to close the much-valued Bitterne Walk-in Centre I have been working to find a solution that will both protect the Walk-in Centre and perhaps release funding to assist with the additional pressures winter puts on health services. I have asked the Labour controlled council to use […]
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Bitterne Walk-in Centre Update

I promised to keep you updated on progress in my campaign to save the Bitterne Walk-in Centre from closure. As I understand it the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) cannot make this decision without approval of the City Council’s Health and Well Being Board (H&WBB). This Board is dominated by Labour Councillors. I am therefore a little […]
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Multi-million pound boost for Hampshire blue light collaboration

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) has secured £4 million in Government funding to improve frontline services and strengthen its partnerships with other emergency services. HFRS was given the green light and funding for two projects as the Government announced the beneficiaries of the £75 million Fire Transformation Fund. £2.6m will be used to provide a new […]
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Bitterne Walk-in Centre Update

Last week I was briefed about the proposed closure of the Bitterne Walk-in Centre. Since then I have received some further information from the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). It sheds more light on their thinking but it doesn’t explain how £1.4m is needed for 12 staff and what appear to be relatively inexpensive overheads. I am […]
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No Limits Business Breakfast

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Street surgery

A good street surgery despite the weather

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FRS information day 1

Emergency Services Information Day

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Politic Show

The Politics Show

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IOW

A Day at The Seaside

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