An update from Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke.
It was great to attend the Bradley Stoke Community Festival in June. I met with many people, friends and good local causes. It was a brilliant event that was widely supported by the whole community. That same weekend, I also had the pleasure to run the Bradley Stoke 10k! All of these events cannot be the success that they are without the excellent work of volunteers and locally run organisations coming together to help and volunteer with stewarding, first aid, fundraising and running stalls.
In parliament, I recently asked the prime minister if she would encourage the new secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, James Brokenshire MP, to make a long overdue decision regarding the expansion of Cribbs Causeway.
The planned expansion represents huge benefits to Bristol and South Gloucestershire area. It would it create 3,750 permanent jobs, 150 new homes, and 3,000 construction jobs, as well as significant investment in local infrastructure. The prime minister informed parliament that the secretary of state is considering the inspector’s report, and hopes to issue his decision on or before 2nd August. I will be following this closely, and continue to campaign for this expansion that is crucial to our local economy and infrastructure.
Parliament has become extremely busy in recent weeks with the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill continuing its passage through both Houses of Parliament. It recently came back into the Commons, where I supported the government in voting against the Lords amendments. The British people have made their views known and clear; 17.4 million people voted to leave the EU, more than in any other election or referendum in our history. Government must deliver on Brexit and restore our country to a free, sovereign and self-governing nation.
If you would like to discuss anything with me, be it as a resident, organisation or business, please contact my constituency office in Bradley Stoke on 01454 617783 or email me on email@example.com to arrange a suitable surgery time, or to arrange a visit to your premises. For further details, visit www.jacklopresti.com
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