I want to thank all those who supported me during the General Election. It has been a great honour and pleasure to have represented the Stroud Valleys and Vale in Parliament since 2010. I have worked with so many organisations, interests and individuals over the years, and I thank them all.
This week Neil attended the launch of Wise Up, a new campaign by mental health charity YoungMinds, in collaboration with the National Children’s Bureau, which calls for schools to prioritise the wellbeing of their students.
On Wednesday 19th April MPs overwhelmingly voted to support a motion to dissolve the House of Commons and hold a General Election. Parliament will dissolve and the writ for the election will be issued on Wednesday 3rd May. Polling Day will be Thursday 8th June 2017
Neil visited HfT Gloucestershire a provider of services including supported living, supported employment and leisure activities to people with learning difficulties. Neil's visit was part of the regular consultation and discussion process organised by HfT.
Neil visited Renishaw’s relatively new plant in South Wales to view their education centre for the express purpose of introducing engineering to young people, usually from year 6 and continuing with options thereafter.
Neil has recently participated in a morning’s work cultivating fields with classic tractors and traditional cultivating equiptment. The event took place near Saul and Neil attended with his Massey Ferguson 135 which performed brilliantly.