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Suella Fernandes is Fareham's M.P.

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The first step up


Suella has obviously made her name in Westminster as she has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU). This is obviously her first step up the ladder.

Miss Fernandes said: "Our aim is now to work hard to deliver the best possible Brexit that works for the whole country – this means preparing Britain for a smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU.

‘Brexit is a great opportunity for our country as we embrace the world and regain control of our laws, borders and money."

Link to an article in The News


Seems like Suella might support our aims as well.


Culled from the "Fareham - Do we have a say?" Facebook page

Suella's letter about Warsash As the House of Commons use yellow paper it can be quite difficult to read so I have transcribed it below. This letter was dated 6th December. Apparently another one is due about Portchester.

Re: Representation on draft Local Plan, Western Wards

I am writing in relation to the consultation on some of the proposed allocations of land for housing in the Western Wards in the drat Local Plan 2036, ie on the lend north and south of Greenaway Lane in Warsash (HA1) and on Southampton Road in Titchfield Common (HA3).

I have spoken to many local residents in these areas and received correspondence from them about their valid concerns about the proposed development They are worried about the impact of the development on the local road network. health and education services. My family and I also live in the area affected!

Whilst I understand and support the need for additional housing in Fareham, due to increased demand from more people choosing to live in our beautiful area, more people living longer and more people living alone, it is important that local peoples' voices are heard This consultation is a vital part of that process. Regarding the proposed development site in Warsash, I am concerned about the impact on the local roads of 700 new homes. The main access to these sites would be via Brook Lane and Lockswood Road. These roads are busy roads which are already experiencing a high volume of traffic: and the impact of more houses would most certainly add to the traffic problems. The site on Southampton Road would primarily be accessed via Segensworth Road which already experiences a high volume of traffic. I would urge that any allocation of this site for development must be accompanied with appropriate access and road upgrades to accommodate the extra pressure and I request information as what action FBC will take in this regard?

Many local people are concerned about the impact on local school resources and GP services l would urge caution and proper planning of additional school places to support increased demand. And finally. the natural woodland in the area is precious and clear guidance should be taken from Natural England on how to conserve the natural environment as much as possible.

I trust that these views will be taken into account in the Plan process.

Thank you Suella, at last somebody with a little bit of clout looks as if they are joining the argument that Fareham cannot just keep taking more and more development without the infrastructure necessary to support it. I hope that your request for what action FBC is going to take is more successful than everybody else's and that you don't allow the council to pass the buck for roads to HCC with the comment that they have no responsibilty for that particular subject, just as they have no responsibility for education and health as they are stautory responsibilities for other bodies that MUST supply the services with no thought as to how this can be achieved.


Can you believe it?


Suella made acontribution to the House of Commons debate on a debate about access to GPs.

Her contribution: "In September, Jubilee surgery, Whiteley surgery, Stubbington medical practice and Highlands practice launched a same-day access scheme in Fareham, based at Fareham Community Hospital, which had the honour of welcoming the Secretary of State on a visit last year. It is commission-led and supported by Fareham Community Hospital taskforce. Will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating the GPs—including Dr Tom Bertram, who has taken the lead on this scheme—and Fareham and Gosport clinical commissioning group, and explain how patients will be able to access a GP in Fareham?"

And the non-reply from dear Jeremy: "I was honoured to meet them, and Richard Samuel and his team have done a fantastic job in transforming services in a way that reduces pressure on local hospitals, but also improves services for local people. There was a real buzz there. I also note that neighbouring Gosport has made changes that have improved patient satisfaction to 90%, with 60% of issues being dealt with on the same day. So some really exciting things are happening."

Just previous to this little self-congratulatory speech patients of Stubbington, Highlands Road,Jubilee and Whiteley should have received a letter similar to the following from their surgery Stubbington surgery letter about same day appointments
It still begs the question of how is a non-driver expected to get there without paying some exorbitant taxi fee because there is STILL no bus service to the hospital. Even if there was, what sort of time scale are we talking about travelling from their their own locality to Cold East and back to probably see a doctor from a totally different surgery who knows absolutely nothing about their case or circumstance? All this is doing is removing a practicing GP from their local surgery to put them some five to six miles away in a building that is inaccessible except by car, thereby adding to the traffic and pollution problems that currently abound in Fareham.


Suella's health summit


Date Thursday, 20th July 2017
Time 6:30-8:00pm

This public meeting will be an opportunity for residents to put their concerns regarding health and social care directly to senior staff of the various organisations responsible. It is open to residents throughout Fareham constituency who would like to find out more.

Many residents have contacted me to raise concerns over services in our area, ranging from GP and hospital waiting times, mental health services, the under-utilisation of Fareham Community Hospital and problems with Adult Health & Care. I am therefore holding this meeting so that those responsible can listen to the public's questions and provide an update on work that is taking place.

Organisations invited include:

  • Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Fareham Community Hospital
  • Fareham & Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Better Local Care
  • Hampshire County Council Adult Health & Care
  • Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

The meeting will be held at Fareham Community Hospital and is free of charge. Due to venue capacity limits however, the event is strictly ticketed. You can order a free ticket here

I do hope to see you, your friends and family there.

The above article was taken from Suella's website


Suella's campaigns


Links to Suella's website

Infrastructure, transport and planning

Ensuring that we provide adequate, affordable housing for a growing population is a national priority, and one which matters locally to people in Fareham too. But it is vital that new developments take place in the right places, and that they are properly supported by adequate local infrastructure. The planning process has to strike the right balance between providing the homes we need for the next generation, and ensuring that we preserve the character and beauty of our existing towns and villages.

I support the outline plans for new housing developments at Welborne and North Whiteley, but have raised with the local authorities the concerns of local people about their potential impact on infrastructure and local services. I will continue to champion the interests of local people, who want to ensure that these large developments take proper account of local feeling.

And really worrying that our MP seems to want EVEN MORE houses. It makes you wonder just who she is representing.

I am backing a new initiative to bring more homes to Fareham


Read what is being said on our behalf.

Since Suella's promotion to a junior ministerial position she is becoming so prolific that it is no longer feasible to individually list her utterances in the House of Commons.

All of her contributions can be found at From here you can also ask for e-mail alerts when she adds to her list.


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