31st March 2017

After last week’s tragic events in Westminster it has been a sombre place to work, but we have continued to get on with the business of the nation and returned to normality as quickly as we could. I am pleased to have seen stories in the press about those who helped the injured, like my colleague, Tobias Ellwood and so many others. I know my constituents will agree that it is these individual acts of bravery and kindness which should be focused upon, rather than details of the terrorist who committed the atrocity.


On Wednesday, the Prime Minister triggered the process of leaving the European Union after signing a letter to Donald Tusk invoking Article 50. I know many of my constituents have differing views on this subject and it remains contentious in many households, however I do strongly believe that we must now work together to make Brexit a success.


We do not yet know what will come of the negotiations, however I have said throughout this process, that I will continue to keep constituents up to date when further information becomes available.


Looking ahead to the weekend I will be joining many others in Romsey to take part in the annual stream clean and litter pick before attending the Romsey Area Schools’ Orchestras Concert and the Mountbatten Music Academy Concert. I am hugely proud to have such talented young musicians in the constituency and I look forward to seeing them perform.


Next week, which is the start of Easter Recess in Parliament, I have a packed schedule and look forward to welcoming a work experience student to join me visiting homes and businesses in the constituency as well as holding a number of surgeries throughout the week.

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