Westminster News

Wages rising ahead of prices

New figures out today show that wages have risen again, ahead of prices for 19 consecutive months, with average weekly earnings for employees increased by 3.8 per cent compared with a year earlier – growing by 2.0 per cent after adjusting for inflation. 

Damian welcomes school funding increases

Next year, the government will allocate at least £5,000 for each secondary school pupil and at least £3,750 per primary pupil (and £4,000 from 2021-22).  This brings the minimum funding allocated for a primary school class of 28 (the average primary class size in Hampshire) next year to £105,000

Policy package good for East Hampshire

At the conclusion of the party conference season, Damian has said that the package of measures is a good one for the local area.  Among the specifics he highlighted:

NFU event in Parliament

This morning Damian attended the NFU Back British Farming Day in Parliament.

Damian said:

Holocaust Memorial Day

Damian signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment this week, ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day coming up on Sunday, marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Damian said:

Statement on Brexit negotiations

Below is a statement made by Damian on Tuesday 22nd January 2019:


These are testing times for our politics and democracy.