212016Oct

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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222016Jul

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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122016Jul

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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82016Jul

Leadership Survey Results

For those interested in the results of my constituency survey about who local residents, out of the 5 candidates on offer, would prefer as the next Prime Minister the results were as follows (I received over 1600 responses from Chippenham constituency residents) Theresa May – 73% Andrea Leadson – 14% Michael Gove – 6% Stephen…

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62016Jul

Launching the Digital Economy Bill

Yesterday the Government launched the Digital Economy Bill which will see major improvements in broadband rollout, protects and prioritising consumers as well as children The bill is designed to drive more productivity, create innovation, and enhance public services. Read the letter by my Ministerial colleagues below which explains the bill. DIGITAL ECONOMY BILL Today we…

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