September update from Jack Lopresti MP

Photo of Jack Lopresti MP with Concorde in the background.

The last month has been a busy period in the constituency, as the parliamentary recess came to an end. I visited a brilliant local attraction, Aerospace Bristol, to see the great work they are doing to preserve the region’s fantastic aviation heritage and inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists.

I also visited the Compass Project in Staple Hill, which provides a community for people in recovery from substance abuse. It was great to hear about many success stories where people have turned their lives around. I also met with Kevin Hamblin, the executive principal at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, to discuss their future plans. I was very impressed and fully support their plans to bring addition skills to students in our area.

It was a pleasure to join the new defence minister for procurement, Stuart Andrew MP, for the opening of the LiftWorks facility at Rolls-Royce in Patchway. The facility will manufacture part of the new F35 Lightning Vertical LiftSystem, securing jobs for years to come.

In parliament, I took the opportunity to ask a question of the prime minister at PMQs. I invited her to the opening of Airbus’s new Wing Integration Centre in Filton and asked if she would join me in thanking and paying tribute to Airbus for its strong and enduring commitment to the UK. Mrs May congratulated Airbus on the commitment it has made to the UK and the high quality of jobs it provides here. She also said that she would consider the invitation.

My first Senior Citizens’ Advice and Information Fair will be taking place on the 1st November 2018. It will be full of information from a mixture of organisations to showcase what they can offer older people. This will include charities and providers of health and social care needs that unfortunately affect many constituents, as well as groups that provide new opportunities to for people to try something new in later life. I also welcome the families of older constituents to come along on their behalf, and hope that having many different groups together all in one place will be useful. There is a page on my website that will be regularly updated with all the latest information on the event. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to get in touch with my office for further information.

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 to arrange a suitable surgery time, or to arrange a visit to your premises. For further details, visit

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