Local News

Michael welcomes money for housing

Local Councillors have welcomed the news that Councils across Dorset have been given financial support from the Government to drive forward community-led affordable housing. Funding has been received to help mitigate the impact of second homes which are prevalent across the County.

January News

I often feel that the title of this column can be misleading – whilst I do spend Monday to Thursday each week in London, my focus is always on what can benefit the people in Mid Dorset and North Poole.

Christmas Card competition

As last year, I had a competition for local schools to design my Christmas cards. I received entries from 5 schools, and Vic Martin and "Art on the Heath" from Canford Heath chose a design from each school. There were some amazing designs, and I know it was a difficult choice!

Hunt the House

As the nights get longer, I would like to encourage everyone to consider the recommendations by the Hunt the House project. This asks you to think about how easy it would be for emergency services to find your house, particularly in the dark.

Michael becomes apprenticeship champion.

This week is National Apprenticeships Week and local MP Michael Tomlinson is backing apprenticeships in Mid Dorset & North Poole. Michael has joined a campaign to spread awareness of the opportunities that apprenticeships offer to both young people and businesses. 

Teaching science is important say local MP

Mid Dorset and North Poole MP Michael Tomlinson showed a passion for chemistry this week when taking part in science experiments to mark the 175th anniversary of the Royal Society of Chemistry.