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Sports Minister and FA Chief visit new football hub

£8 Million facility on Stoneham Lane will be biggest on South Coast and offer a ‘one stop shop’ for community footballSports Minister Mims Davies and the Chief Executive of the Football Association Mark Bullingham paid a visit to Stoneham Lane yesterday to see how work at the new multi-million pounds football hub is progressing. Based…

MP helps students plant trees in Eastleigh schools visit

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has visited Wildern School and both sites of Crestwood Community School in Eastleigh to complete her tree planting tour as part of the Queens Commonwealth Canopy Project.  Having recently kicked off the tour at Hamble Primary school, the MP said she was ‘delighted’ to offer the same opportunity to older students…

New primary school for Boorley Park

Boorley Park Primary School is a go! Local parents will soon have more choices for schools.Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds has agreed for the Government to partner with Wildern Academy Trust in funding the new primary school.  Local MP, Mims Davies has welcomed this confirmation. She said “Making sure that we have enough…

Eastleigh MP welcomes new law on upskirting.

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Mims Davies, Eastleigh MP, has welcomed new legislation on upskirting which has officially been made a criminal offence in England and Wales She says; it is deeply upsetting to hear the many stories of upskirting victims. “It’s a complete invasion of privacy and extremely distressing.” Gina Martin, former victim and leading campaigner is happy that the Voyeurism…

MP celebrates tourism week with local businesses

Taking a break from the turmoil of Westminster’s Brexit crisis Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies visited the town’s popular local The Good Companions in Leigh Road, and the Gleneagles Equestrian Centre in Allington Lane to mark English Tourism Week. Taking place in spring each year, English Tourism Week which campaigns to raise the profile of the industry…

Mims Davies backs kids Yemen peace plea

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies joined more than 60 activists including 24 school children at Westminster and Eastleigh resident Bethany Hendrikse, in calling for an end to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen to support the hand in of a peace petition to the Foreign Office. The activists want the UK government to hear them standing up for the…

Mims: I backed May to stop Corbyn

Eastleigh MP  Mims Davies says she voted to support the government in tonights parliamentary vote of no confidence in order to stop Jeremy Corbyn forming a Labour government with the help of the Liberal Democrats and the SNP.

Following a defeat of their Brexit withdrawal agreement the government won the vote of no confidence by 19 votes.

Eastleigh Council Chief rebukes Sports MInister

Eastleigh’s chief executive has rebuked Sports Minister Mims Davies after the MP used a council meeting to ask questions regarding the recent conviction of the former Chair of Bursledon Parish Council on child sex and rape charges. Last month Mark McCormick was sentenced at Southampton Crown Court to a total of 17 years for historic…

MP backs Theresa May’s draft Brexit proposal

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Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has spoken out in support of Prime Minister Theresa May and the draft agreement on leaving EU that is currently dividing opinion across the country and has prompted calls for a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the PM from some quarters of the Conservative party. Appearing on BBC’s Sunday Politics show,…

Eastleigh prepares to remember

Eastleigh’s remembrance sunday service marking the centeneary of the Armistaice on the 11 November will feature two new additions to the town’s war memorial – two granite and marble monoliths bearing the names of Eastleigh’s “Glorious Dead” – all those who fell during the First and Second World War. Last year Eastleigh Local Area Committee…

Eastleigh’s MP is new Sports Minister

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has been appointed Sports Minister following the much-publicised resignation of Tracey Crouch who quit in protest of an ‘unjustifiable’ delay in the introduction of curbs designed to make bookies’ highly addictive gambling machines less attractive to vulnerable gamblers. Davies’s move from her current unpaid Junior Ministerial post in the Wales Office…

MP raises sex-abuse case at Council Meeting

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies caused a stir at a council meeting last Thursday ( 18 October) after she accused the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, Keith House and Cabinet member Tonia Craig – who also both sit as Bursledon Parish Councillors – of a making ‘a grave error of judgement’ in opposing the introduction of…

Sailor’s Society celebrates 200th Anniversary

Eastleigh MP  Mims Davies, joined international maritime charity Sailors’ Society to mark its 200 years of supporting seafarers and their families around the world at a reception held in Parliament. Mims Davies said, “With head offices in Southampton and a shop in Eastleigh Town centre, it was a delight to join the Sailor’s society on this joyful…