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Stephen Morgan MP, Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South, has been lobbying the Government in an attempt to get specific funding allocated to D-Day 75.
On today’s news Mr Trump is set to visit Portsmouth the MP said: “I have been lobbying the government and writing to the Prime Minister urging her to support Portsmouth in making the best of the commemorations for our veterans. I find it deeply saddening that the Government can’t find money for our brave veterans, but it can find money to give Mr. Trump a state ceremony.”
On the city’s D-Day Commemorations, Mr. Morgan has said:
Following the announcement that Trump will visit Portsmouth as part of the commemorations, Mr. Morgan has said:
“The importance of the D-Day 75 commemorations, set to take place this June, transcend the presence of any one individual.
His last visit cost £18 million pounds in additional policing costs and sucked vital resources from our nation’s communities, it caused widespread protests and was a catalyst for division across our country.
Our nation has a long history of close relations with the US, and Americans have long been our natural allies. We must remain united in defeating the politics of division and stand up for values both our nations have historically championed.
I have been lobbying the government and writing to the Prime Minister urging her to support Portsmouth in making the best of the commemorations for our veterans.
I find it deeply saddening that the Government can’t find money for our brave veterans, but it can find money to give Mr. Trump a state ceremony.”
Office of Stephen Morgan MP: Parliamentary Projects Officer
Then an exciting opportunity has arisen to work with the first-ever Labour Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South, Stephen Morgan and his dedicated team.
Stephen Morgan MP is looking for a Parliamentary Projects Officer to assist him translate his important Westminster work into local projects and campaigns.
This part-time role based in the House of Commons with a requirement to regularly travel to the constituency, will require a degree of flexibility.
Key tasks include coordinating key events and projects for Stephen, maintaining social media and website, and proactively engaging the media in Stephen’s work as an active local campaigner and strong national voice for Portsmouth.
Got what it takes to take on this busy and exciting new role?
A copy of the job description can be found here: Job Description
Applicants should send a copy of their CV (no more than two pages) and a one page covering letter to Julie Minal, Head of Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hard copies should be sent to Julie Minal c/o Office of Stephen Morgan MP, 72 Albert Road, Southsea PO5 2SL
Closing date: Wednesday 1 May 2019 at 12noon.
Interviews will take place in central London in mid May. It is hoped the successful candidate would be able to start as soon as possible
Please note that due to the expected high volume of responses, unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted
Portsmouth Labour are campaigning with residents in Old Portsmouth to improve road safety in the area and calling on the council to install a new zebra crossing.
Working with local election candidate Sumel Chowdhury, Stephen Morgan MP has been hearing concerns from residents and community groups in Old Portsmouth about the need to improve road safety in the area.
Taking a number of actions, Mr Chowdhury has set up a petition to lobby the council, written to local residents, organised a street stall to hear views and ideas, and called on city MP Stephen Morgan for support.
Issues being raised with campaigners include the speeding of vehicles along the High Street and at the junction with Pembroke and Lombard Street and the need for improved crossing facilities for local shops, St Jude’s School and the Cathedral.
Backing Sumel’s campaign, Stephen Morgan MP said:
“I am grateful to Sumel for setting up a community petition to the council to ensure they take action and to understand the strength of feeling on this issue.
I thank Sumel for his hard work and for standing up for residents in Old Portsmouth.
Sharing his, and other local people’s concerns, I have now written to the city council’s director for transport instructing the local authority to undertake a road safety survey and feasibility study for a zebra crossing in the area.
I urge others to get involved with this campaign by signing Sumel’s petition to call on the council to listen to our demands and improve road safety in Old Portsmouth”.
Exhibition of art from people from across the PO district who have visually responded to their neighbourhood on display at the Portsmouth South MP’s constituency office.
How would you draw, paint or photograph your local neighbourhood? Aspex Gallery and Southsea Lifestyle asked people living within the PO area to visually respond to what they love or loathe about their local area.
Hundreds of residents, of all ages and abilities have submitted postcard-sized artworks, culminating in their exhibition at Aspex Gallery in Gunwharf Quays and now at the offices of Stephen Morgan MP on Albert Road, Southsea.
Joanne Bushnell, Director of Aspex said:
“We are thrilled that this partnership has given Aspex the opportunity to showcase the creative contributions of local residents of all ages.
The artworks are stunning and provided our visitors with an extremely entertaining exhibition”.
Since relocating to the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth in 2006, the Aspex gallery has focused on finding ways to meaningfully engage its visitors by facilitating connections with artists and revealing the creative process.
A participation programme provides activities for toddlers through to pensioners, and its work with children on the autistic spectrum and with Special Educational Needs has been described as exemplary.
Stephen Morgan MP said:
“I am a huge fan of Aspex and its contribution to the life of our great city, so it is a real pleasure to display the Postcards From My Neighbourhood in my constituency office to give people another chance to see the talent we have here in Portsmouth.
This outreach and partnership to increase access and participation in arts and culture is exactly what I want to see more of. I thank Jo and her team for making this a fun and engaging project for the people of Portsmouth.
I hope others enjoy the exhibition and can pick out a favourite image from our city!”
Following the exhibition at Stephen Morgan MP’s office, all of the postcards will be donated to the Portsmouth City Archive, creating a visual reflection of our local area for future generations.