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View from the Commons - 24th July 2019

24th July 2019

This week in Parliament has revolved around the announcement of the new PM. I offer my congratulations to Boris Johnson, who secured the backing of a convincing majority of the party membership – a balance of opinion that has been reflected in my inbox in recent weeks.

Of course, coverage has centred on the significant set of challenges he faces – not least delivering Brexit, an issue which has vexed Parliament for the past three years.

At the time of writing, we are still waiting to hear his first remarks as PM but, alongside Brexit, I am also looking forward to more detail around his interesting agenda for domestic policy reform.

Salisbury’s schools have not yet benefited enough from changes to the national funding formula and I particularly look forward to hearing what more can be done to achieve fairer distribution of resources.

In his leadership campaign, Boris placed a great deal of emphasis on increasing police numbers, something that I know is music to the ears of many constituents.

Although I note we are already set to gain more than 30 additional officers thanks to previously announced changes, further increasing the visibility of the police and their capacity to respond to the different concerns of individual communities is always to be warmly welcomed.

Last week, I was pleased to catch up with the Chief Executive of SDH and hear the latest on her innovative expansion plans. Our hospital has a wonderful opportunity to make more of its estate to deliver additional services tailored to the needs of local patients and I look forward to seeing the plans take shape.

This Friday, I am visiting Aspire Defence and joining Plantlife to sow some Pheasant’s Eye seeds, the flower of which I am species champion.

I shall be out and about around the constituency throughout the summer recess and am grateful to the diverse range of organisations and individuals who have already extended invitations to me to speak or to join in their social and fundraising activities.

Advice surgeries and appointments will continue as normal all summer, so if I can be of any assistance, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Posted by John Glen at 9:26am

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