SWR announces strike compensation

Following the unprecedented strike action in December by members of the RMT union, Damian is pleased that the Government has worked with South Western Railway (SWR) to secure compensation arrangements that will see the cost of up to five days rail travel paid to season ticket holders and daily ti

Local schools working together

Damian was delighted to join Bohunt School and Bedales School at Westminster this week, celebrating collaboration between schools from the independent and state sectors.

Speedwatch launch in Petersfield

Damian was delighted to join volunteers for the launch of the Petersfield Speedwatch campaign, and was pleased to hear that to hear that so many people have signed up to  support the campaign.

National Apprenticeship Week visit

In National Apprenticeship Week, Damian visited Alton-based company Testo in meet Will, an accounting apprentice who is supported by the apprenticeship scheme at East Hampshire District Council company. 

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Meeting with ICCAN on airspace design

Damian met with the Head of the Independent Commission on Aviation Noise (ICCAN) to discuss the work of the new body and how future plans for airspace modernisation and airport expansion may impact local communities.

Local climate groups leading the way

Action being taken by local climate groups and individuals was praised this week by Damian as he introduced a Westminster Hall debate on the Net Zero target and decarbonising transport.

Damian opens Westminster Hall debate

Damian opened a Westminster Hall debate on decarbonising transport, coming as it did on the same day as the government’s announcement to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035:


Hospitality Apprenticeship event

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Damian attended a Hospitality Apprenticeship event in Parliament, meeting many young apprentices working in the sector, and heard the many opportunities now available.

Debate on decarbonising transport

Damian introduced a Westminster Hall debate this morning on how goverment, industry and others can work together to accelerate decarbonisation, to maintain UK leadership and reach Net Zero. The full 90 minute debate can be viewed via the link below:



Police funding boost for Hampshire


Police funding for Hampshire is set to rise by £26.1m as part of the Government’s proposed settlement for 2020/21, which will see an overall increase of £1.1b across the policing system – the biggest increase in funding to forces since 2010.