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Politics South programme will remain

Damian welcomes confirmation that BBC Politics South will be returning in September, but am concerned at other plans for regional current affairs. His question in Parliament today: 

 

Damian to object to Veolia incinerator proposal

Local County Councillors, Mark Kemp-Gee, Andrew Joy and Adam Carew, together with Damian, have indicated that they will each be lodging objections to Veolia’s plans to convert its site on the A31 near Alton into an incinerator. 

More capacity for local electricity demands

Damian met with the local team from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) to see the progress on their upgrade of local electricity capacity for Petersfield and Fernhurst. saying: 

Jobs in East Hampshire hit by pandemic

The latest unemployment figures show a significant increase in the number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits across the UK as well as here in East Hampshire.

Restoration of Parliament debated

In Parliament this week MPs debated Parliament itself, and the imperative for affordability and value in its restoration.

 

 

Time for everyone to act

This article was written by Damian and published in the Herald group of newspapers on the 9th July:

Damian welcomes £30 billion Plan for Jobs

Damian has welcomed the Plan for Jobs set out by Chancellor Rishi Sunak this week, which outlined a range of initiatives to help re-vitalise hard-hit sectors upon which many jobs depend. 

Select Committee hearing on sport

During a DCMS Select Committee hearing this morning, Damian raised the importance of local leisure centre and swimming pools being open for the school holidays and asked Huw Edwards from UKactive about new capacity and reaching out to more families.