Category: Mims Davies MP

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…

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…