Restart the Heart Day

In Parliament this week I attended a lesson in CPR as part of Restart the Heart Day. Across the country schools learnt vital lifesaving lessons about what to do if you discover someone who has stopped breathing. Well done to the local schools, including Sheldon, Hardenhuish, Melksham Oak and Corsham who took part. For more…

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Don’t stop at 999

I recently attended a British Red Cross event in Westminster on Tuesday 6 September 2016. The event was related to new research that reveals up to 59% of deaths from injury could potentially be prevented if more local people knew first aid. I spoke about First Aid in the Private Members debate and think this…

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Raising my Engineering Festival with Justine Greening

The engineering sector and STEM careers fail to attract students from disadvantaged backgrounds and women. We must challenge perceptions and stereotypes to address our productivity crisis. In September I am hosting Wiltshire’s first Festival of Engineering, to inspire the next generation of designers and engineers from all backgrounds and genders. Yesterday I asked the Secretary…

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Bus Services Bill

The Bus Services Bill was recently announced in the Queen’s speech. I think that this is a fantastic opportunity to get the requirement to have audio visual (AV) next stop and final destination announcements on all new buses into law. I believe this requirement would enable people with sight loss, and many other members of…

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Raising the issue of electric cars

This week in Parliament I raised the issue of electric cars again and how important they are for our economy, environment and local businesses. A higher uptake of electric cars offers one way to help tackle Bradford on Avon’s air pollutions problems from the traffic congestion. There are currently issues in terms of the initial…

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