John’s top priorities are to encourage investment in the infrastructure of his constituency. In particular, he is committed to improving educational choices for young people and supporting the Armed Forces community. John has supported a new free Sixth Form and a University Technical College in Salisbury. These new institutions will capitalise on existing defence expertise in Wiltshire.
He has supported local community land trusts in their bid to secure a pioneering development opportunity on former Ministry of Defence land. Investment in the road network is long overdue, and John is fighting to secure a successful conclusion to the 20 year battle to upgrade the A303.
Porton Down is rightly famous across the world, and John is campaigning to ensure that the new Science Park delivers the uplift in employment opportunities that the Public Health England relocation demands. John wants to see greater support for the life sciences sector, and is working in partnership with local NHS leaders to establish a world leading research and development hub in his constituency. John is also working with the local authority and Swindon and Wiltshire LEP to help support the investment of Boeing alongside QinetiQ at Boscombe Down. He also focuses on investment in the centre of Salisbury – especially around the Maltings re-development.