Proud to be part of our community, proud to be British
Seeing my parents campaign and work for the well-being of the local community was a powerful lesson for me. I’m inspired by politics because I love my country and our political system brings people together in a spirit of civic and national pride. Through effective political action, we can change people's lives for the better.
Take Michaela Community School in Wembley. I co-founded one of the first Free Schools in 2014, serving as Chairman of the Board of Governors. As a team of volunteers, teachers and parents, we designed the vision of the school we wanted to see, secured approval and funding from the Government and opened our doors to 120 11year olds. Michaela aims to bring a traditional knowledge-based curriculum and strong discipline and is transforming the chances of its pupils. In 2018 OFSTED rated Michaela as Outstanding and in 2019 we achieved one of the best sets of GCSE results in the country.
Or Africa Justice Foundation. Community justice projects help some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world and by setting up a charity to provide training and resources to such projects, I saw first-hand the challenges that charities face
Fareham has thousands of volunteers and charity groups which provide invaluable help to local people: whether it’s the Haven in Titchfield, helping women with breast cancer, the Rainbow Centre in Fareham supporting children with Cerebral Palsy or the local Rotarians or Royal British Legion, I hope that more people step up to the challenge to giving their time and skills to help others.
I’m honoured to be your Member of Parliament here in Fareham and with the free time that my family and I get, well... let's say that Baby George keeps us busy!