I was delighted yesterday to launch the new report from the all-party group I co chair with Jess Phillips MP. We were joined at the launch by Caroline Dinenage MP, the Minister for Women and Equalities.
I was pleased to take part in a training event at Portsmouth's Anglican cathedral on Saturday looking at modern slavery. Slavery is still a big problem in the world, and in first world countries where people come here, or are brought here by traffickers, and end up in conditions of slavery.
I am sorry to say that the unions in dispute with Southern Rail are going ahead with further strike action in the coming days. These will happen on January 10th, 11th, and 13th, with further strikes announced for January 24th, 25th and 27th.
This is a piece I've written for the New Statesman, touching on my work in Parliament as the Chair of the All-party group on Cybersecurity. It's an issue of growing importance, and something which ties in to Portsmouth's traditional position as a hub of our defence capabilities: