Category: Mims Davies MP

Eastleigh’s MP backs action on bees

MP’s, including Eastleigh MP Mims Davies, have backed a new Bill to ban the use of insecticides that are particularly harmful to bees – reversing previous government opposition to an EU initiative. In 2013 the EU Commission proposed a total ban on three insecticides containing neonicotinoids on crops like oil seed rape that attract pollinators.…

Javid letter sparks local plan war of words

The news that the Housing Minister Sajid Javid has written to Eastleigh Borough Council to warn them they were now expected to publish their draft local plan by September sparked a war of words between Eastleigh’s Conservative Mp and its Liberal Democrat Council Leader Keith House. Following the publication of the letter, the MP for…

MP promotes democracy for abuse victims

Domestic abuse victims across the Eastleigh constituency have been supported by their MP Mims Davies during discussions with the Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission Claire Bassett and Cabinet Office Minister Chloe Smith, over plans to make it easier for people to register to vote without compromising their safety. In a statement Mims Davies said:…

Mims: ‘Let’s be bloody difficult’

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies has marked International Women’s Day by calling for ‘the empowerment of local women’ saying “the time is now.Let’s be bloody difficult”. Davies, who is Eastleigh’s first female MP and has served on both the Women and Equalities Select Committee and has chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group for Women in Parliament,…

Eastleigh’s MP supports organ donation ‘opt-out’

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has supported a Bill to introduce an ‘opt-out’ system for organ donation in England following a meeting with Bishopstoke resident Andrew Dibsdall who told the MP how important organ donation had been for him and many others. Mims Davies said in a press release: I am delighted to have supported this…

MP hints at more Town Centre housing

Eastleigh’s MP has revealed a brown field site ‘in the centre of Eastleigh’ – currently owned by Network Rail could be re-developed for housing. In a press release Mims Davies describes a recent meeting she had with roads minister Jesse Norman in which she presented the case for a Chickenhall Lane link road but during…

MP hails funding for Botley By-Pass

 Eastleigh MP, Mims Davies, has hailed the Government’s decision to provide £10 million for the construction of the Botley Bypass as part of its wider investment in the South East’s infrastructure. In a statement Mims Davies said: “Approximately 80% of traffic currently passing through Botley is non-local through traffic that will be encouraged to divert…

Eastleigh MP pledges to help tackle rough-sleeping

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies has pledged to help end rough sleeping at a St Mungo’s event in Parliament, hosted by Mary Robinson MP. More than 80 guests, including St Mungo’s clients, parliamentarians and charity representatives, met in the House of Commons to discuss the government’s commitment to end rough sleeping, with Communities Secretary Sajid Javid…

Government warns council over Local Plan

The Government has warned Eastleigh Borough Council that it might step in and take over responsibility for its housing plans if it fails to make progress in producing a Local Plan. If this happened the council may have a Local Plan imposed on it. In a letter to the council Sajid Javid, the Secretary of…

Mims gets the needle

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies is urging Eastleigh folk to get a flu jab so they can stay well this winter. Davies was vaccinated at a town centre pharmacy at the weekend. The injection is available to everybody and is free from GP surgeries for people who are over 65 , or who care for elderly…

Strike action disrupts train services

Rail commuters in Eastleigh face 48 hours of disruption starting today as Conductors on South Western Railway (SWR) take industrial action –  a move the town’s MP has described as “political.” The striking conductors joins members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union from five of the UK’s rail operators in the dispute over…

Mims Davies re-elected as Eastleigh MP

The Conservative candidate Mims Davies has been re-elected as the MP for Eastleigh in Thursday’s General Election. While the Conservatives have lost seats and seen majorities reduced across the country Davies has increased her share of the vote in Eastleigh constituency – indeed both Labour and the Conservatives were the beneficiaries of a collapse in…

Mims: ‘I haven’t broken any promises’

Conservative candidate Mims Davies has hit back at her Liberal Democrat election rival saying “I haven’t broken any promises”. Davies is seeking re-election to the seat she won from Mike Thornton in 2015. At the same time the Lib Dem is looking to build on his recent County election win (in Bishopstoke) to revive his…