Tag: Mims Davies MP

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…

Rail users face 3 day strike in guards row

UPDATE: 21/06/18 Planned industrial action on SWR train services from June 21 – 23 has been called off following talks between RMT union and SWR mediated by ACAS. Trains will be running as normal on these dates. Rail users in Eastleigh will face disruption to their journeys later this month as rail union RMT confirmed…

MP praises vital Hamble Lifeboat

  Eastleigh MP, Mims Davies, joined Trustee, Liam Dobbin, and colleagues at Hamble Lifeboat this week to gain an understanding of their role and the challenges they face as an independent lifeboat station. Hamble Lifeboat, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is located on the Hamble peninsular and plays a vital part in marine…

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…

Community sports club wins ‘Clubmark’ award

Eastleigh Multi Sports Club were awarded ‘Clubmark’ status on Friday 9 March, which was presented by Mims Davies MP. Clubmark is the universally recognised club accreditation scheme which requires clubs to demonstrate high levels of welfare, equity, coaching and management within a community sports club. Mims Davies MP presented the club with their certificate during the clubs Friday night football…

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,…

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…

Promotion for Eastleigh MP in reshuffle

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has been promoted in this week’s government reshuffle. Davies who first entered Parliament for Eastleigh in 2015 had previously been a Parliamentary Private Secretary in in the DCLG, she now becomes an Assistant Government Whip – which is a ministerial role. The ‘very excited’ MP told Eastleigh News she was to…