Category: Mims Davies MP

Report: Eastleigh General Election Hustings 2017

Eastleigh’s Parliamentary hopefuls have taken part in an General Election hustings at Kings Community Church Hedge End where around 120 local people gathered to listen to the wannabe MPs answer selected pre-submitted questions in a two hour session chaired by Nigel Paterson. All five candidates took part and included Eastleigh’s most recent MP Mims Davies Conservative),…

Mims Davies visits Catherine Court retirement home

Mims Davies, Conservative MP for Eastleigh before 3rd May when Parliament was dissolved, connected with her elderly constituents at retirement development Catherine Court at a coffee morning held in April. She visited Catherine Court on 8th April to see the development, which is the only private assisted living property in the area which provides independent…

Eastleigh MP’s escape from Westminster terror

A shaken Mims Davies, Eastleigh’s MPm has described how she narrowly missed this afternoon’s deadly terror attack at Westminster in which one woman died several people, including a police office, have been injured. The MP described the dramatic events to Eastleigh News during a telephone call from a “place of safety” near the House of Commons where…

Hedge End J7 to get £2.5m upgrade

News that the government has pledged to improve the motorway junction at Hedge End has drawn a mixed reaction from Eastleigh’s politicians. While Eastleigh’s MP took to Twitter to hail the news, the Council Leader described the £2.5 million earmarked for a traffic light upgrade as a “token sum.” In a statement Mims Davies, Conservative…

MP discusses equality with musicians

Mims Davies MP with Eska (L) and Carleen Anderson

Mims Davies says she is keen on promoting gender equality in the creative industries. The Eastleigh MP was was taking part in a roundtable discussion that featured Platinum-selling artist Kate Nash and Mercury Prize nominated singer ESKA, along with the Minister for Women and Equalities Caroline Dinenage MP, and representatives from the BBC, Live Nation…

Local student experiences work at Westminster

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies has hosted local 6th Form student Kate Heinrich-Jones for two days of work experience in her Westminster office and says she is keen to attract more students to experience working in Westminster. The MP said: “Work experience is such a helpful way for young adults to explore potential careers, and I…

MP gets ready to tackle London Marathon

Mims Davies, MP for Eastleigh, looks set to be a part of history this April as 16 constituency leaders are signed on to race the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. With the current highest being nine MPs taking to the start line in Blackheath on race day – in 2014 – this year looks set…

MP hails latest job figures

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has welcomed  news that employment across the UK has reached its highest rate since records began, and that unemployment remains at its lowest level for 11 years – down over 900,000 since 2010. In Eastleigh, the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits has fallen by 1377 since…

MP backs local baseball drive

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has backed a local baseball team’s drive to get more people into the sport. The Southampton Mustangs are the current reigning National baseball champions but they train in Eastleigh and the borough is home to many of their players. Every Sunday afternoon the first team – as well as beginners and…

Eastleigh folk seek Trump ban

Donald Trump official portrait

Over 1,500 people in Eastleigh have signed a national petition calling on the government to withdraw Donald Trump’s invitation of a state visit to the UK. Executive orders signed by the new American President bans nationals from Muslim majority countries that are linked to Islamic terrorism from travelling to the USA. The move has unleashed…

More money on way for life saving defibs

A couple from Botley who have been campaigning to establish a countrywide network of  public access defibrillators were surprised to find the chancellor of exchequer has once again earmarked funds in last week’s budget to buy more of the life saving machines. Graham and Anne hunter met George Osborne will he was visiting Botley Mill…

Hedge End business shows MP latest heating technology

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies, visited the Hedge End headquarters of GDC Group, where she learned about the company’s ambitious growth plans and how its latest heating technologies are helping to lower fuel bills. GDC Group leads the way for product innovation and Mims Davies was given a tour of the company’s HQ, which includes a…

MP’s college visit highlights need for training

  Eastleigh’s MP, Mims Davies, has helped to highlight the increasing need for more skilled workers in today’s construction industry with a visit to a specialist training centre within Eastleigh College. The Gas Assessment Centre at the college – also a satellite training centre for leading boiler manufacturer Baxi – offers significant training for students…

Cake Bake raises funds

All manner of mouthwatering homemade cakes were on display in Botley Market Hall as part of a national ‘Cake Bake event’ in aid of the charity Cardiac Risk in The Young (CRY). The event was organised by local couple Graham and Anne Hunter in memory of their daughter Claire Reed who died suddenly two years ago…