February Alternative City of Culture events draw to a close

Over the course of February a number of events around Southend have showed off the town’s historic architecture. On Saturday 15th February members of the public were given a tour of Prittlewell Priory, Priory Park to explore its hidden historical features.

Leanne Jarvis holds fundraiser in aid of nephew

On Friday 24th February Sir David Amess attended a fundraiser organised by The Voice UK contestant Leanne Jarvis. The event, which took place at Bowers in Pitsea, was in aid of Leanne’s ill nephew Harry.

Local MP joins constituents on tour of Old Leigh

As part of the Alternative City of Culture programme of events, on Friday 24th February, a number of locals took part in a tour of Old Leigh. Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, joined his constituents to get an insight into the history of the popular seaside area.

C2C rail services discussed between local MP and Transport Minister

Southend West MP, Sir David Amess, met with Transport Minister, Paul Maynard MP, to discuss the current rail services being provided in Southend. The local MP was joined by Geoffrey May from the Southend Rail Travellers Association and Karl Lansley who represented Southend passenger groups.

MP praises Brit Awards

Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, said:

“What a wonderful celebration the Brit Awards are regarding the quality of British music, it really is the best in the world. It underpins that it’s all about the quality of the singing and not the shenanigans surrounding the singing.

Sir David meets with Work and Pensions Secretary

Following Sir David’s question to the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work in the House of Commons on Monday 20th February, the MP for Southend West was invited to a meeting with the Rt Hon Damian Green MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.