Today the Shadow Secretary of State of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party popped to Portsmouth and paid a number of local cultural and sporting facilities a visit.
Stephen Morgan, Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South took Tom on a tour of Fratton Park, home to Portsmouth Football; a visit to ‘Pompey in the Community’ to learn about their engagement with the city’s communities; and a view of the award-winning Mary Rose Museum at the Historic Dockyard.
“I want culture to be at the heart of the regeneration of our great city. A city which can be rightly proud of its past, but too often let down by the Tories.
The Mary Rose Museum with its international standing and our football club on the up, are just some examples of Portsmouth going places.
It was a pleasure to welcome the Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Tom Watson MP, to Portsmouth today as part of my plan to showcase our city to Britain and to push for a better deal from Government for Portsmouth and its people”.