Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings

I would like to wish all of my constituents the very best Christmas and may the festive period be filled with merry making and cheer. Penny. Please note that my constituency office will be closed from Christmas Eve (24th December) until the 3rd of January 2017. Emergency contact numbers: Police (Emergency) 999 Police 101 Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 Samaritans 116 123 NHS Direct 111

The Health and Safety Executive launches new strategy to tackle work-related ill health with Penny M

The Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Penny Mordaunt MP will today (Thur 15 Dec) pledge her support for a new strategy for health in Britain’s workplaces. The Heath and Work strategy engagement is launched at a time when stress and musculoskeletal disorders account for around 80 percent of all working time lost due to illness. Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that is opening the conversation and publishing the strategy show around 12,000 deaths each year from occupational lung diseases, accounting for 90 percent of estimated deaths related to past exposures at work. Last year, work related illness affected around 1.3 million workers and nearly 26 mi

Penny Mordaunt MP meets with Social Enterprise 'Pluss' re future of disability, health &

Penny Mordaunt MP met with Pluss for a discussion on the future of disability, health and work issues, challenges and opportunities. Penny Mordaunt said, "It was a very positive meeting where we were able to discuss challenges and opportunities for people of all abilities and to inspire them to achieve employment and careers. I look forward to seeing the further work and progress as a result of this meeting."

Penny Mordaunt MP supports Mencap charity carols

Penny Mordaunt MP attended the festive Mencap charity Christmas Carols concert. Penny Tweeted: @PennyMordauntMP we can't thank u enough for coming @mencap_charity Christmas carols tonight! See you in the new year. Harry Roche said, "What a festive evening at our @mencap_charity Xmas concert, great to see Minster of State for disabled people, Penny Mordaunt MP."

Forces personnel get work on civvy street 'in months' - Portsmouth News

Great stuff regarding the Portsmouth News article on armed forces personnel getting back into civilian jobs post service careers. Even though these figures are great we can't take our eye off of the fact there are some people from the armed forces who struggle to find work. There is understandably a huge amount of focus to ensure our armed forces personnel who have been made fragile through their service are supported. But this is very much the minority. Our armed forces are the biggest education supplier in the country and provide world-class training. So rather than the perception of a career in the armed forces breaking people it actually builds them up and helps open new doors for them.

Penny Mordaunt MP opens the Carols in College Park and Roving Nativity

Penny Mordaunt MP joined local Copnor City Councillors Robert New and Neill Young as well as local volunteers from the Copnor Residents Association, Copnor Methodist Church and carol singers to bring this years Roving Nativity and Carols in College Park to life. Penny said, "The turn out of over 400 local residents, families and friends has been fantastic. It feels like a magical evening and full of festive cheer... despite the rain! Well done to everyone involved and it was a real pleasure to see the nativity rolling through the streets of Copnor with angels, shepherds along with Ollie and Rusty, the two donkeys. Well done to all involved." Above: Penny Mordaunt MP opens the Carols in Colle

Penny Mordaunt MP supports Small Business Saturday

Penny Mordaunt MP is again supporting the Small Business Saturday (3rd December 2016) to promote the benefits of shopping local and supporting small traders and businesses. Penny said, "Portsmouth has a wealth of fantastic small businesses and traders. Shopping local often means a more bespoke experience both in terms of products on offer and customer service. We're fortunate to have many great small businesses and traders across the city. Please give them your support, especially in the lead up to Christmas." Penny Mordaunt MP with Copnor Councillor Neill Young visit local businesses in Copnor in 2016.

Penny Mordaunt supports World AIDS day

Today Penny Mordaunt MP is showing her support for World AIDS day. ‪ Penny said, "Wearing red ribbon today to mark World AIDS day along with many colleagues. Must keep momentum behind awareness, prevention and support.‬"

Winter update from the Police

Dear Resident, As the count down to the festive period begins now would be a good time to review your home and business security. Theft often increases in the run up to Christmas from shops, homes & vehicles alike. The following link will direct you to the Hampshire Constabulary Christmas Crime Prevention webpage please do take the time to remind yourself how to minimise the risk of becoming a victim of crime this festive period. Over the past few weeks we have had an increase in thefts of motor cycles and moped's in the Highbury area. Motorcycles are particularly vulnerable and desirable to thieves,

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