Leaving the European Union: Have Your Say

As you can imagine, since the Referendum on the 23rd June 2016 I have had a large volume of correspondence regarding the UK's decision to leave the European Union. As we began the process of triggering Article 50  I held a survey of your views.

The Carmichael Commission

 The Carmichael Commission was launched in March 2014 with the purpose of developing economic growth and local infrastructure investment across the Stroud Valleys and Vale.   It aims to bring together business, stakeholders and local residents to identify our local priorities for investment.

SGS Berkeley Green

When I was first elected in 2010 I wanted to create a new lease of life for the vacant laboratories adjoining the Berkeley Nuclear Licensed Site by developing a skills centre for young people.  I am pleased to have played a part in helping Stroud College secure £5m of Government investment to ope

Species Champion for the Skylark

Neil has joined forces with a group of seven wildlife organisations to stand up for the skylark as part of the MP Species Champion Project, and is working to bring political support to the protection and promotion of this threatened species.

Meningitis Now!

Since my election as Member of Parliament for Stroud I have been a campaigner for local charity Meningitis Now! based in my constituency. Meningitis is still one of the diseases that parents dread the most.

More opportunities for young people

Here in Stroud 25% of all jobs are in or connected to the manufacturing and engineering sector. Developing and encouraging opportunities to build on the firm foundations of our local manufacturing and engineering sector is vitally important, and this is why I launched the Stroud Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering – FESTOMANE  - in 2011.

Protecting Stroud Valleys and Vale

Too often, residents and local communities have been vulnerable to opportunistic developers who, in the absence of a Local Plan, have been able to build housing developments on our beautiful, green Valleys and Vale. Local Plans provide with a framework which can help protected communities from unwanted development, so it is welcomed that Stroud District Council have recently had their Local Plan approved and adopted.