I have a track record of securing investment, safeguarding jobs, and backing businesses in the Gosport area. In 2010 I pushed for the Daedalus site to become one of the Government’s Enterprise Zones. Over £50 million has now been invested and the site houses the CEMAST centre of excellence for engineering skills training and an Innovation Centre for small businesses.
I helped to secure over £25m of Government funding to build a new peninsula access road (the Stubbington Bypass) as well as funds for other local highway improvement projects including Newgate Lane North & South, St Margaret’s roundabout and Peel Common roundabout.
By supporting local apprenticeships and skills training, the Gosport constituency now has the highest number of apprentices in the South-East.
I will continue to focus on four key issues:
1) Improving transport links
2) Maximising the potential of the Daedalus Enterprise Zone
3) Backing small businesses and attracting investment into the Gosport peninsula
4) Supporting education and training