Tag: Mims Davies MP

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…

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…

Eastleigh MP holds Christmas card comp for kids

Mims Davies MP is holding her annual Christmas card competition – sponsored by  Eastleigh Football Club. She has chosen to ask the pupils of the schools and preschools in the constituency to design the Christmas card she will be sending to her colleagues in Parliament and friends in her constituency. The MP says she has…

Local campaigners fund 1,400 free cardiac screenings

Young people aged 14-35 will benefit from free heart screening session today (October 8) at Fleming Park leisure centre. The screening, is being provided by the Cardiac Risk In The Young (CRY) charity and has been organised by Graham and Anne Hunter in memory of their daughter Claire Reed. Since losing daughter, Claire Reed, suddenly…

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…

Local jobs set to grow..

  Eastleigh’s Council Leader Keith House says the council is “working hard to create jobs” after today’s unemployment figures showed a small rise in the number of people claiming jobseekers allowance in the borough. While the UK is experiencing record low levels of joblessness this downward trend contrasts with Eastleigh where although the JSA claimant…

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…

Eastleigh’s local plan moves a step closer

  Eastleigh’s much delayed  local plan has moved a step closer to reality last night after Liberal Democrat councillors voted to focus on plans for more housing  in Bishopstoke and Fair Oak with a new by-pass  from Fair Oak to all Allbrook to link to the M3 at junction 12. Councillors heard that with there…

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…