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.
Thank you for your support
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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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Changes to the Bitterne Walk-in Centre
Yesterday I was briefed by the Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) about a ‘Pilot’ scheme to close the BItterne Walk-in Centre for a period of six months from 1st December 2014. The CCG want to close the centre and re-allocate its current running costs to strengthen community nursing services across the City during the […]
Firefighter welfare causes to receive £1m funding boost
Hampshire’s fire chiefs have welcomed a multi-million pound boost for firefighter welfare causes. The Fire Fighters Charity will receive up to £1 million of funding from the Government to enhance their existing services to fire service staff. The charity will also be handed a further £1 million to enable them to offer their services to both ambulance […]
My Cast Iron Guarantee on Europe
Recently I made clear my commitment to see an in/out referendum put before the British public. I have spent my entire political life campaigning for a referendum, frequently when it was not as popular as it is now, and I therefore couldn’t be happier with the Prime Minister’s commitment to finally deliver one. However, there […]
Douglas Carswell Defects to UKIP
Some people have asked me for my opinion on the defection of Douglas Carswell to UKIP today. In short, I wasn’t nearly as surprised as some others by this news. What is a surprise are the reasons he has given for his defection and the timing of it. Douglas Carswell is not merely a Euro […]