Local News

Kenilworth & Southam Achieve Top Employment Rate in UK

I was delighted to learn that in the month of September, of the 650 parliamentary constituencies in the UK, Kenilworth and Southam registered the lowest number of unemployed claimants.  With the national employment rate at a record high, it is great to see Kenilworth and Southam delivering such p

Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Last week I was pleased to have the opportunity to address a group of local business owners and managers at a meeting of the mid-Warwickshire branch of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.

Proposals for new Parliamentary Constituencies

The objectives of equalising the size of Parliamentary constituencies and reducing the cost of politics are absolutely the right ones for the Boundary Commission to pursue and doing so was bound to lead to changes.

WEST Meeting

This Friday lunchtime, 16 September, I will be hosting a meeting attended by Warwickshire County Council for constituents to discuss the consultation on future support for WEST – Warwickshire Employment Support Team – and possible closure of the Service.

Board decision on Horton General Hospital

I am disappointed to hear that the Board of directors voted to temporarily downgrade the maternity unit at the Horton General Hospital yesterday. I hope that this is only short term and that a consultant-led service will resume in the New Year.

Horton General Hospital

I am very concerned about the impact of any suspension of obstetric services at the Horton General Hospital on my constituents.

Phase Two of the Rural Innovation Centre

I was very pleased to officially open Phase Two of the Rural Innovation Centre at Stoneleigh Park, which offers serviced offices and business support for new and small businesses.  The original centre opened in 2013 and has doubled in size.  Adjacent buildings have been refurbished and designed t

Opening Event for Gaydon Dual Carriageway

I attended the opening event for the B4100 Gaydon Dual Carriageway – also known as the M40 Junction 12 improvements.  The British Motor Museum in Gaydon was the perfect venue to celebrate this transport achievement.