03 MAR 2017

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Jack Lopresti MP today visited Great Western Air Ambulance Charity to discuss the progress they have made since being awarded £1 million of Libor fines money in the Government's Autumn Statement. Jack supported the charity in their efforts to obtain the money, which was required to support the...


27 FEB 2017

Defence in the Arctic

Jack Lopresti MP last week visited Norway as part of the Defence Select Committee's sub Committee on Defence in the Arctic. The Defence sub-Committee is to begin an inquiry into the rapidly changing defence landscape in the Arctic and the potential implications for the UK. The Arctic Ocean is chan...


15 FEB 2017

Jack discusses burglaries with residents and police

Jack Lopresti MP today met residents and Avon and Somerset Police Inspector Clive Summerill to discuss the high number of burglaries that have taken place in Bradley Stoke and surrounding areas in recent months. Concern has been expressed that families who may own gold jewellery have been targeted. ...


08 FEB 2017

Revision Military UK signed the Armed Forces Covenant

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke organised for Revision Military UK to co-sign the Armed Forces Covenant with the Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriet Baldwin MP, in the House of Commons yesterday. Jack helped open Revision Military's UK headquarters in Bristol Business Park in hi...


01 DEC 2016

Joint Statement from Jack Lopresti MP and Luke Hall MP

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke and Luke Hall MP for Thornbury and Yate's joint statement in relation to parents and pupils concerns over the process of finding new sponsor arrangements for both Winterbourne Academy and Yate International Academy. "Yesterday we met with the Secretary ...


29 NOV 2016

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Jack Lopresti MP has warmly welcomed the news that the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) has received a £1 million grant from the Libor funds announced in the Autumn Statement. Jack met with senior charity representatives on Monday in Parliament to hear about the charity's lifesavin...


24 NOV 2016

Statement on the future of Winterbourne International Academy

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke and Luke Hall MP Thornbury and Yate's joint statement in relation to parents and pupils concerns over the process of finding new sponsor arrangements for both Winterbourne Academy and Yate International Academy. "As two local South Gloucestershire MP's ...


24 NOV 2016

MetroBus meeting

Earlier today I had a meeting with representatives from South Gloucestershire Council, MetroBus, contractors Alun Griffiths, local Councillors, including Councillor Colin Hunt, South Gloucestershire's lead Councillor for Transport, to discuss the ongoing problems with gridlock in Bradley Stoke resul...


21 NOV 2016

Urgent meeting called with representatives of Metrobus, the road Contractors and South Gloucestershire Council

Jack Lopresti MP has called an urgent meeting with those responsible for the Metrobus works in Bradley Stoke which are causing major road congestion. Representatives from; the road contractors, Metrobus, South Gloucestershire Council including the lead Councillor responsible for Transport in South ...


18 NOV 2016

Library consultation now open

A second consultation period has been opened by South Gloucestershire Council on their proposed changes to the library service. The Council has radically changed their plans following the initial round of consultation, and are now proposing an 'open access' system to enable libraries to be used for ...


18 NOV 2016

Bradley Stoke congestion

I have been in touch with MetroBus and South Gloucestershire Council this week about the huge problems with congestion in Bradley Stoke. They have issued the following statement, Statement on Bradley Stoke Way MetroBus would like to apologise for the congestion in the Bradley Stoke area due to nec...


28 OCT 2016

Stoke Gifford Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal launch

Today Jack attended the launch of Stoke Gifford Royal British Legion annual Poppy Appeal. As has become traditional, the launch was held at Bristol Parkway Station, and was well attended by Stoke Gifford Scout Group, Royal British Legion Riders, local Air Cadets, and Brian Cumming MBE, a Chelsea Pen...


20 OCT 2016

New homes in Filton

Jack was present today at the opening of 22 new homes for rent and shared ownership that have been commissioned by Knightstone Housing in Filton. The development was part of South Gloucestershire Council's strategy to deliver more affordable homes across South Gloucestershire. Of the 22 properties, ...


14 OCT 2016

Visit to Abbeyfield in Easter Compton

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti visited residents at Home Farm Way in Easter Compton last Friday to help celebrate fifty years of Abbeyfield Bristol & Keynsham Society. The Easter Compton site is one of five properties owned by Abbeyfield in the region, designed for people over the ag...


10 OCT 2016

X74 bus service

I was very disappointed by the announcement of the ending of the X74 bus service through Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Filton. Constituents have been in touch with me to tell me how unhappy they are and how useful they found the service, particularly as it connected this part of Bristol with major...


07 OCT 2016

Visit to Horseworld

Jack has visited Horseworld, the equine charity based in Whitchurch, Bristol, where he met Managing Director Mark Owen to discuss the problem of fly grazing, which has been an issue in Jack's Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency for some time. Fly grazing is the process whereby horses are aban...


16 SEP 2016

From the Bristol Post

Thank you to the 3,600 people who submitted information to South Gloucestershire Council's consultation on local libraries and to the many people who wrote to me with their ideas and concerns. This is how this is how change is made. The Council have now come up with an alternative plan which is a m...


12 SEP 2016

Pilning Station

Jack has held two meetings recently about Pilning Railway Station. The first of these was with campaign group Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways, before he met Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP. Pilning Station has been in the news recently due to the decision not to replace the footbridge during ele...


22 JUL 2016

NATO must act on Gibraltar

 A GROUP of MPs have urged the boss of NATO to "take notice" of Spain's "increasingly unreliable" and "provocative" stance on Gibraltar. In a letter seen by Express.co.uk, the MPs have written to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to demand he pay close attention to Spanish behaviour towa...


21 JUL 2016

Frenchay duck pond

Jack has paid a visit to the pond in Frenchay that is at the centre of controversy following the submitting of a planning application to build a log cabin on it. He is pictured with local residents Bob Woodward OBE and Chris Dagger. The pond is a community asset for the people of Frenchay and resid...


22 JUN 2016

EU Referedum Debate tonight

Jack Lopresti MP will be taking part in an EU Referendum debate tonight in Bradley Stoke. It is being organised by Churches Together and the Multi-Faith Forum. It begins at 7pm and will be held in the Holy Trinity Church, Broad Croft, Bradley Stoke, BS32 0BD. Speaking for the Leave side will be Jack...


10 JUN 2016

Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Jack today visited Winterbourne Barn to discuss their future plans after they received a Development Grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help it prepare for its future as a Heritage Centre and community asset. The money will be spent on refurbishing the barn and outbuildings to pave the way for ...


03 JUN 2016

Visit to SEA

Jack today paid a visit to SEA, an engineering and software design services company who are based in Bristol Business Park in his Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency. Whilst there, he met the companies Managing Director, Steve Hill, who talked him through the work that the company does and what th...


26 MAY 2016

Concorde Museum breaking ground

Jack was present today at the ground breaking ceremony for the museum to house Concorde 216 in Filton. The ceremony was held to mark the start of work on the building that will house the Concorde that first took off from Filton in April 1979, and returned in November 2003. The Aerospace Bristol Mus...


24 MAY 2016

Jack writes to schools about National Citizen Service

Jack has written to local schools in the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency to encourage them to spread the word about National Citizen Service. Jack recently met Ben Pink from NCS who has told him about the difficulty they are having encouraging some educational providers to spread the word abou...


16 MAY 2016

Cribbs Patchway MetroBus extension

Jack has written to the Chairman of the Planning, Transportation and Strategic Environment Committee to bring the concerns of some constituents about the proposed MetroBus extension along Hatchet Road in Stoke Gifford to his attention. Jack has been in contact with constituents for some time about t...


13 MAY 2016

MP launches McCarthy & Stone development in Staple Hill

The MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, Jack Lopresti, visited McCarthy and Stone's Staple Hill retirement development on Friday 13 May to mark its official opening. The Conservative MP took a tour of William Page Court to find out more about the demand for purpose-built retirement housing in the regi...


29 APR 2016

Visit to HP

Jack today visited HP at their site in Stoke Gifford to meet their new Managing Director, George Brasher, and to discuss their business. HP have been established at their site in the Filton & Bradley Stoke constituency for several years now, and Mr Brasher has recently taken over the role as Man...


28 APR 2016

Jack Lopresti MP calls for a debate on Local Government powers to charge for the use of their facilities

Today Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke asked the Leader of the House of Commons, the RT Hon Chris Grayling MP, for a debate on the power of local councils to continue to have the freedom to charge organisers who run sporting events in their parks during business questions. Jack has now...


22 APR 2016

From today's Bristol Post

I believe that the EU referendum is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Britain to be a free and self-governing country again. We are the 5th largest economy in the world which trades globally, we are the biggest defence spender in Europe (and 4th in the world) with the world's best armed forces, ...


12 APR 2016

Filton Library Users Group

Jack has written to the Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Matthew Riddle, following a meeting with Sue Lonsdale from Filton Library Users Group. The Council are currently consulting on the future of library provision across the area and the Users Group were very keen for their views to b...


06 APR 2016

Visit to Aviva

Aviva are a major employer in the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency, and Jack today paid them a visit to talk about their business and the work that they do in the local community. Aviva moved into the site at Brierley Furlong last year when they took over Friends Provident. Their office is one...


05 APR 2016

Meeting with Alabare

Jack today met Kirsty Scullion, Fundraising Manager with the Christian charity Alabare to discuss the progress they are making with investing funds awarded to them by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne MP in the Autumn Statement. Alabare are a charity that, among other activities, provide h...


05 APR 2016

Visit to DCET training

Jack today visited the new offices of DCET Training at Eagles Wood in Bradley Stoke. DCET are a training company that specialises in training electricians for large and small companies. They have recently opened the office in Bristol after expanding from their Devon and Cornwall origins. The compan...


18 MAR 2016

Library consultation now open

The consultation on the future of library services in South Gloucestershire is now open and the Council are inviting contributions from members of the public. They are very keen to hear the views of local residents as they look to save money on the annual libraries budget, and have suggested three m...


17 MAR 2016

Junction 18a M4

Jack Lopresti MP has expressed his delight at the announcement of £500,000 in the Budget to carry out a feasibility study into the possibility of creating a new Junction on the M4 at Emersons Green. Jack has worked with other local MPs to press the case for the investment and their efforts wer...


08 MAR 2016

Students visit Parliament for International Womens Day

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, yesterday, hosted students at Westminster as part of International Women's Day to promote greater equality for women in politics and the wider world. Lucy and Cat, from Downend School and Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy respectively, were ab...


03 MAR 2016

Jack becomes Apprenticeship champion

Jack Lopresti MP is backing apprenticeships in Filton and Bradley Stoke and has joined a campaign to spread awareness of the opportunities that apprenticeships offer to both young people and businesses. Jack is one of 100 MPs who have joined the fight, pledging to champion apprenticeships in their ...


26 FEB 2016

Visit to Mitsubishi Electric

Jack today visited Mitsubishi Electric at their base in his constituency. They are manufacturers of heat pumps and they took time to talk about their products and to hear about the advantages that their products bring when deciding on heating systems in the home or in commercial properties. Mitsubi...


23 FEB 2016

Jack calls for speed calming in Easter Compton

Residents of Easter Compton have been concerned about the speed of vehicles through their village for many years, and Jack has backed them up by writing to South Gloucestershire Council asking that a speed camera be installed in the village. 'The danger to pedestrians and road users in Easter Compt...


19 FEB 2016

From the Bristol Post

Libraries are a hugely important community resource that have played a vital part in the life of our nation for many years. Initially created to help spread the growth of literacy amongst people who could not afford books of their own, they have expanded their role in recent years by introducing int...


09 FEB 2016

Jack Lopresti MP calls public meeting to discuss MetroBus works

Jack Lopresti MP will host and Chair a public meeting to discuss the Metrobus Scheme works. Representatives from South Gloucestershire Council, Metrobus, Project Contractors, First Bus and Councillors have been invited. The public meeting will be on Friday 26th February 2016, at 7pm in the Main Hal...


05 FEB 2016

Federation of Small Businesses tell Jack about their Young Entrepreneur’s Award

Jack today met with representatives of the Federation of Small Businesses in South Gloucestershire to hear about their work and the Young Entrepreneur's Award they are holding this year. The Federation of Small Businesses are a member led organisation who have just under a thousand members in South...


08 JAN 2016

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

Jack Lopresti today paid a return visit to the Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy to meet the Principal, Rhian Priest, and to discuss their future plans. BTE is one of over 50 University Technical Colleges across the country. They offer an education specialising in Science, Technology, Engi...


08 JAN 2016

Meeting with Concord Medical Centre

Jack today visited Concord Medical Centre to meet Lead Partner Dr Simon Bradley and to discuss difficulties that they are having with their funding. The Medical Centre recently wrote to its patients outlining changes that were being made to its funding programme by NHS England. This will result in ...


07 JAN 2016

Victim Support in Filton and Bradley Stoke

Victim Support is a national charity that provides free and confidential support to victims of crime and anti-social behaviour and last year were able to support over a million people nationally who found themselves in this unfortunate position. Jasmine Barnott is the charities anti-social behaviour...


06 NOV 2015

Jack visits Strenco Tools

Jack has paid a visit to Strenco Tools, who have recently moved to new premises on Gipsy Patch Lane in Little Stoke. Strenco Tools was founded in the 1950s, and are a family run firm that specialises in precision toolmaking, mould manufacture, fabrications and Aircraft Ground Support Equipment. The...


06 NOV 2015

Jack returns to Callicroft Primary School

Jack today paid a return visit to Callicroft Primary School in Patchway to deliver a letter from the Prime Minister, after he promised to write to Mr Cameron on behalf of the pupils on a previous visit to the school. He was initially invited to the school to open their Reflection Garden in July, and...


26 OCT 2015

Jack shows support for Air Ambulances

MP Jack Lopresti has supported the vital work of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity. During the All Party Parliamentary Group at the Houses of Commons Jack spoke to charity staff and clinicians. He is the MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke, in Bristol, which is one of the regions GWAAC cover...


23 OCT 2015

Jack attends launch of Stoke Gifford Royal British Legion poppy appeal

Stoke Gifford branch of the Royal British Legion launched their poppy appeal today at Bristol Parkway Station with Jack Lopresti MP in attendance. The Station has been the venue for this annual event for several years and hosted members of the branch, Filton Air Cadets and local Scouts. In addition ...


16 OCT 2015

MP cuts the ribbon at new look Post Office and Store

Staple Hill Post Office and store have been extensively refurbished in a major modernisation of the premises with new operators Ravi and Raj Kenth. Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke "cut the ribbon" today to mark the official opening of completely new-look Post Office & Premier...


27 SEP 2015

Jack shows his support for MG Rover Leg4Leg Charity Run

Jack has today shown his support for the MG Rover Leg4Leg Charity Run. This will start at Lands End on 2nd October with an aim of finishing at John O'Groats on 5th October. The organisers are working with MG Rover Mobile Mechanics and MG Rover Clubs all over the UK to carry an emblem in convoy acros...


01 SEP 2015

Part time secretary required

Jack Lopresti MP seeks a part-time Secretary for the Constituency Office. Previous secretarial experience is required. Part time:  3 days a week, either  Monday, Thursday and Friday or Monday, half day Wednesday, and half day Thursday and Friday Key Responsibilities: Diary Manageme...


27 JUL 2015

Jack's constituency office has moved

The constituency office of Jack Lopresti has now moved to 29, The South Block, The Courtyard, Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 4NQ. All other contact details have remained the same and can be found here. Jack said, “Renting at the Willow Brook became financially unviable and the need to ensure a g...


25 JUN 2015

Jack visits RAC in Bradley Stoke

Jack today paid a visit to one of the most recognisable locations in his constituency, the RAC centre, adjacent to the M4/M5 Almondsbury interchange, where he discussed their work. He was able to hear about the service they offer to RAC members and their plans to take on new staff in the next few mo...


19 JUN 2015

Jack present at opening of Fleur's Wing

Jack was present today at the opening of a new school building named after a female firefighter who lost her lie in Staple Hill. Tynings School decided to name the wing after Fleur Lombard, who died while tackling a fire in the area in 1996. The new wing was opened by the oldest and youngest pupils...


09 JUN 2015

Jack Lopresti MP calls public meeting to discuss helicopter base planning application

Jack Lopresti Member of Parliament for Filton and Bradley Stoke has called a public meeting to discuss a planning application for a new operations base for the Great Western Air Ambulance and the police helicopter which has been submitted for land next to the village of Almondsbury. The public meet...


08 JUN 2015

Hallen Football Club

Jack Lopresti MP has met with constituents over the future of Hallen Football Club at their current base, the Hallen Centre in the village. There has been much controversy over their lease at the venue, where they have played for 40 years, and there is a fear that they may have to leave due to circu...


25 MAY 2015

Jack Lopresti sounds final horn on longest hockey game world record

On Monday, Jack sounded the final horn at South Gloucestershire Hockey Club's World Record attempt for the longest marathon field hockey game. The record attempt was started on Saturday (23rd) at 10.00 am and continued for the whole of the bank holiday weekend finishing on Monday (25th) at 12.00 no...


25 MAY 2015

Jack helps renovate Ebenezer Chapel, Winterbourne

This weekend, Jack joined a local community group to help clear out an old and disused Chapel in Winterbourne. Local residents have come together to renovate Ebenezer Chapel which they hope will be turned into an arts based activity centre for the local community. Work on the Chapel started this we...


13 MAY 2015

Thank you

I'd like to say thank you to the people of Filton and Bradley Stoke, I am very honoured and feel very humbled to have been re-elected to represent the people of Filton and Bradley Stoke for another five years. It has been a privilege representing our area over the last five years and I am thrilled t...


16 MAR 2015

Jack Lopresti MP attends Afghanistan Commemoration Service in St Paul’s Cathedral

Jack Lopresti MP attended St Paul's Cathedral's "Afghanistan 2001-2014 - A Service of Commemoration, Reflection and Remembrance" on Friday 13th March 2015. The special service was being held to remember the 453 personnel from the British Armed Forces who gave their lives serving in Afghanistan. Th...


10 MAR 2015

Jack Lopresti MP hosts event in parliament to raise awareness of 22q11 syndrome

Today, Jack hosted an event to mark the formulation of the first All Party Parliamentary Group [APPG] for 22q11 syndrome. Over 80 MP's, families and medics from across the UK joined Jack for an event at the House of Commons to raise awareness of 22q11 - a complex condition that is often undiagnosed...


12 DEC 2014

Jack Lopresti MP presents Bristol Post Star Award

Today Jack presented a Bristol Post Gold Star Award to Mrs Olive Cooke for her lifelong dedication to the Royal British Legion at the Bristol Post Gold Star Awards Ceremony. Mrs Cooke also won the Gold Star Hero of the Year. Mrs Cooke has been awarded a Bristol Post Star Award for her dedication to...


02 DEC 2014

Jack Lopresti MP sets up All Parliamentary Party Group for 22q11 Syndrome

Today Jack held the Inaugural Election of Officers meeting to set up an All Party Parliamentary Group [APPG] for 22q11 Syndrome.  Jack has set up the APPG for 22q11 Syndrome to raise awareness of the medical condition having met constituents whose daughter suffers from it. The APPG’s off...


19 NOV 2014

Jack Lopresti MP and Chris Skidmore MP met The Chancellor to lobby for funds for the Great Western Air Ambulance and for a new M49 Junction

Jack Lopresti MP and Chris Skidmore MP met The Chancellor to lobby for funds for the Great Western Air Ambulance and for a new M49 Junction Yesterday evening Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke and Chris Skidmore MP for Kingswood met with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George...


13 NOV 2014

Jack Lopresti MP Visits Elmfield School for Deaf Children

Today Jack visited Elmfield School for Deaf Children in Bristol to find out more about the school and their pupils. Elmfield School is a bilingual school that teaches both British Sign Language and English. The school works to provide a supportive and positive environment for both children and fami...


28 OCT 2014

Jack Lopresti MP ran Stroud Half Marathon for the Great Western Air Ambulance

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke ran in the Stroud Half Marathon raising more funds for the Great Western Air Ambulance which serves his constituency. Running his second Half Marathon in just over a month, Jack again finished under his target 2 hours at 1h.59.05m Jack has run both the ...


10 OCT 2014

Jack Lopresti MP to run Stroud Half Marathon for the Great Western Air Ambulance

Today Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke confirmed he would be running the Stroud Half Marathon at the end of October for the Great Western Air Ambulance which serves his constituency. This is the second Half Marathon Jack has run in aid of the Great Western Air Ambulance; in September J...


05 OCT 2014

Jack Lopresti attends Winterbourne Barn’s Orchard Harvest Day

Today Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke attended the Winterbourne Barn's annual Orchard Harvest Day. The Orchard Harvest Day is an annual event at the Winterbourne Barn where traditional cider is made using a horse-powered 19th century stone mill. The juice is then taken to a 200 year o...


02 OCT 2014

Jack Lopresti visits Winterbourne Short Mat Bowls Club

Today Jack Lopresti MP visited the Winterbourne Short Mat Bowls Club to see new equipment that had been paid for by a Big Lottery Fund Grant. The Winterbourne SMBC were successful in bidding for a Big Lottery Fund Grant. They were awarded £10,000 by the Lottery Fund – exactly what they ...


26 SEP 2014

Jack Lopresti MP supports World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Jack Lopresti MP, today, helped to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support by attending a World's Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament. Jack had organised a Macmillan Coffee Morning in Winterbourne, however due of the recall of Parliament he was unable to attend. Instead, a coffee morning was held...


25 SEP 2014

Bristol Half Marathon

Running the Bristol Half Marathon a couple of weeks ago was a very big moment for me as it was the first time that I had run a half for two years. As many readers will know I was ill last year and even though I have been training over the summer, which included three ten mile runs, I wasn't sure how...


05 AUG 2014

Jack invites you to become a Dementia Friend

On the 22nd August Jack Lopresti MP will be hosting a Dementia Friends workshop in Lincombe Barn, in Downend from 2-4pm.   Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer's Society initiative that aims to give a million people a better understanding of dementia. The initiative aims to make everyday life bet...


05 AUG 2014

Jack's Meeting with First Bus

Last week I met with Jenny MacLeod, General Manager of First Bus to discuss bus services in Filton and Bradley Stoke. Jenny informed me of a lot of changes happening in the constituency and the Wider Bristol Area. Jenny informed me that First Bus has recently launched 'Touch Cards' in Bristol. Mu...


08 JUL 2014

Jack Lopresti MP visits Hitachi site in Stoke Gifford

Jack Lopresti MP joined Keith Jordan, Managing Director at Hitachi Rail Europe with his senior site staff and local Councillors to see the progress on construction of the company's new Train Maintenance Centre in Stoke Gifford. The superstructure of the main maintenance building which started in Au...


26 JUN 2014

Minister gives support for Centre of Aerospace Apprentice Training College at Filton Airfield

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke today asked, in the House of Commons at Business, Innovation and Skills questions, whether the Minister supported the plans to develop an aerospace apprenticeship training centre as part of the "iAero" proposals on former Filton airfield land.   M...


17 JUN 2014

Jack visits future site of Bristol Aero Collection

Jack recently visited the site set aside for the Bristol Aerospace Centre at Filton Airfield to be briefed about the progress they have made and the next steps in bringing the project to fruition. Filton has been at the centre of Bristol's aerospace industry for just over a century, and the Aerospac...


06 JUN 2014

Jack & local Councillors met Culture Secretary today to discuss Broadband in Bradley Stoke

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, visited his home city of Bristol today to hear about the improvements to broadband for many residents of Bradley Stoke. Slow internet provision in Bradley Stoke has been a problem for several years, and Councillors had a me...


06 JUN 2014

Jack Lopresti MP and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Visit EE's Network Control Centre in Aztec West

Jack Lopresti MP organised for The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP to be shown around EE's National Control Centre in Aztec West in Jack's constituency today. Jack and the Secretary of State were met by Stephen Harris the Chief Corporate and Strategy officer, ...


27 MAY 2014

Jack Lopresti MP joins Airbus staff to plant Royal British Legion WW1 Commemorative Poppy Seeds

Jack Lopresti MP joined members of Airbus staff in the garden at Pegasus House in Filton to support the Royal British Legion's Centenary Poppy Campaign. The campaign aims to cover the UK with poppies during the centenary commemorations to encourage everyone to remember all the men and women who los...


23 MAY 2014

Labour plays politics with Frenchay Hospital yet again

It's not enough that the last Labour Government downgraded our beloved Frenchay hospital; they are now trying to play politics again with Frenchay's closure.   Today, Labour turned up at Frenchay Hospital to protest against its closure. It is astonishing that they are now doing this. The hosp...


23 MAY 2014

Visit to Boeing Dakota House

Jack Lopresti MP today visited Boeing at Dakota House in Bristol Business Park in his constituency. Having been welcomed by Neil Rae, Senior Stakeholder Manager, Jack was given an update on Boeing UK from Mark Kronenberg, Vice President in Business Development and heard from Neil, whose team of bu...


21 MAY 2014

Action on New Road Bus Lane

Jack Lopresti MP has met with residents and the police to discuss misuse of the bus lane on New Road, Stoke Gifford, near the Parkway station railway bridge. Residents had highlighted this issue to Jack recently, and he arranged a site visit with local police and Councillor Trevor Jones to look into...


15 MAY 2014

Jack Lopresti MP and Minister for Roads discuss M49 Junction

  Today Jack Lopresti MP met with Robert Goodwill MP, the Minister for Roads at the Department for Transport to make the economic case for a new junction on the M49 to give access to Severnside.   Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area extends over 5 miles along the Severn Estuary. The pr...


09 MAY 2014

Jack Lopresti MP visits Start Rite Preschool, Little Stoke

Today Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke visited the Start Rite Preschool which operates from the Stokes Youth Centre, Little Stoke Lane for their annual Open Day. Justin Thomas, Treasurer of the pre-school committee, showed him around The preschool invited Jack, parents and children to ...


28 APR 2014

Jack Lopresti MP visits the LiftSystem engineering team at Rolls Royce

  Jack Lopresti MP today visited Rolls-Royce in Filton to meet the LiftSystem engineering team that has just been nominated for the MacRobert Award for their work in the development of the LiftSystem. The LiftSystem provides the unique STOVL capability for the world's first supersonic vertic...


14 APR 2014

Jack visits Wild Place Project in Almondsbury

                Jack Lopresti MP visited the Wild Place Project today and met with Director, Bryan Carroll, to see the how far things have developed since opening in July 2013. Jack saw the newly opened 'Wolf Wood', home to a pack of five European g...


11 APR 2014

Mr Jack Lopresti MP opens new local cancer treatment facility at Concord Medical Centre, Little Stoke

On Friday 11 April from 12:30-1:30pm, cancer survivor and Member of Parliament for Filton and Bradley Stoke Jack Lopresti will visit the Concord Medical Centre to open a new facility providing chemotherapy treatment in the community. University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) ha...


11 APR 2014

Jack Lopresti MP supports Great Western Air Ambulance Charity over bid for Libor funds

Jack has met John Christensen, the Chief Executive of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity recently to discuss help that he can give with an application they have made to the Government for future funding. Jack was also pleased to tell him that he will be running the Bristol Half Marathon in...


04 APR 2014

MP drops in for coffee

Jack Lopresti MP visited the recently completed Brook Court development in Bradley Stoke last Friday to meet the residents, many of whom have only moved a short distance to their new homes.   Jack joined residents at their weekly Coffee Morning and was introduced by Roger Grimshaw, Secretar...


27 MAR 2014

Flight on ATLAS A400M

  Jack Lopresti MP visited RAF Brize Norton for a briefing and a flight on the ATLAS A400M last week. The visit had been organised by Airbus to show the ATLAS A400M to Jack, as significant elements of the aircraft are made in Filton, members of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee an...


21 MAR 2014

MP calls for a guarantee on Frenchay Hospital Health Care Services

A debate on Health Care in South Gloucestershire was held in the House of Commons on Wednesday evening after the Budget debate. Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke and Chris Skidmore MP for Kingswood, who had managed to secure the debate, made speeches concerning the Independent Reconfi...


07 MAR 2014

Local students shadow MP for International Women’s Day

Jack Lopresti MP has invited 5 girls from Filton and Bradley Stoke yesterday to shadow him for the day and join others students from across the UK in celebrating International Women's Day. Schools and Colleges with sixth forms in Filton and Bradley Stoke were invited to nominate one female student...


25 FEB 2014

Announcement of an extra £250 million to extend Superfast Broadband coverage

  The Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport has announced to MPs today that £250 million of additional funding to extend superfast broadband coverage to 95% of the UK by 2017. Central and Local Government is already investing £1.2 billion in superfast broadband across the ...


25 FEB 2014

Jack Lopresti MP asks for meeting with Secretary of State re Frenchay Hospita

Jack Lopresti MP has written to the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health asking for a meeting to discuss the Independent Reconfiguration Panel's recommendations for Frenchay. "I understand that the Independent Reconfiguration Panel has sent its report to the Secretary of State for Heal...


21 JAN 2014

Faster broadband for Cheswick

Jack Lopresti MP has recently been campaigning on behalf of Local residents for better broadband infrastructure and internet speeds. Jack has been inundated with complaints from his constituents over the broadband speeds in Cheswick. Cheswick is a new development that crosses borders between Bristo...


05 DEC 2013

Jack welcomes the Chancellors Autumn Statement

Today's autumn statement held a lot of good news about the economy, employment and the deficit. The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced this morning that the Office for Budget Responsibility has revised GDP forecasts upwards from 0.6% to 1.4% in 2013 and from 1.8% to 2.4% in 2014 and also up for ...


27 NOV 2013

Jack Lopresti MP campaigns for Nuclear Test Veterans

On Wednesday, Jack Lopresti MP marched on Parliament alongside the British Nuclear Test Veterans' Association (BNTVA), along with John Baron MP, who is the Association's Patron, before accompanying them to Downing Street where they handed in a 5,000 signature petition to the Prime Minister. Between...


18 NOV 2013

Jack visits Winterbourne International Academy

This morning Jack Lopresti MP visited the Winterbourne International Academy to see how the new £20 million refurbishment and new build was progressing. The Winterbourne International Academy which is an 11-18 co-educational Academy has benefitted from £20 million in Government investme...


13 NOV 2013

Jack buys a brick to help Stoke Gifford Church

A Stoke Gifford church is launching a £50,000 Buy a Brick campaign to help build a new church and community centre at the heart of the village. St. Michael's Church, Stoke Gifford has already raised £2.4m towards the cost of the £5.5m Heart of the Community project, which will pro...


06 NOV 2013

Statement on Frenchay Community Hospital

Jack fought against the decision of the last Labour Government to downgrade services at Frenchay Hospital as a parliamentary candidate, and since being elected to Parliament in 2010, has been leading efforts locally to ensure that as many services as possible remain in our local area. Despite it be...


19 OCT 2013

Opening of Bradley Stoke Kumon study centre

Jack Lopresti MP attended the Kumon Bradley Stoke Study Centre Open Day today at the Willow Brook Centre in Bradley Stoke. The event provided local families with a chance to learn more about Kumon's individualised maths andEnglish programmes and how they could benefit their children. There wer...


18 OCT 2013

Safer Motorways visit

                          Jack has paid a return visit to the Smart Motorway scheme at the M4/M5 Almondsbury interchange. His previous visit was in September 2012 when the work was well underway. Now, most of the project...


16 OCT 2013

See Inside Manufacturing

Jack Lopresti MP was today on hand at GKN Aerospace at Western Approach in his Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency as they played host to 16 students from the Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy. The event was part of the Department for Business's See Inside Manufacturing initiative, whi...


04 OCT 2013

Jack visits Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

Jack has visited the Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy in Stoke Gifford, newly opened in September. The BTE is part of a network of 17 University Technology Colleges that are open across the country, with more to follow in2014 and 2015, and offers a specialist education in engineerin...


04 OCT 2013

MP takes up veterans' cause

Jack Lopresti MP has met with representatives of theRoyal British Legion and the Alabare charity to discuss housing provision formilitary veterans in South Gloucestershire. The charity has three move on homesfor veterans in the Bristol area, two in Filton and one on Southmead Road,where they are pro...


28 SEP 2013

Rededication of 1st Almondsbury Scout Hut

Jack was present on Saturday for the rededication of the Scout Hut used by 1st Almondsbury Scouts. It is now thirty yearssince the group moved into their new hut and the Scouts wanted to mark the anniversary by looking back over that time in some style. Many previous leaders of the 1st Almondsbur...


26 SEP 2013

Reopening of Pegasus House

Jack was present today at the official opening of thenewly refurbished Pegasus House in Filton. The house is a well known Bristollandmark due to its location next to the A38, and has been closed since 1992. Airbushave invested £70 million in its refurbishment, and 300 engineers will be based...


23 SEP 2013

Bradley Stoke to Receive Superfast Broadband

Bradley Stoke was today named as the first South Gloucestershire town to benefit from the roll-out of superfast broadband across the area. The new service will be in place for the first users to order superfast broadband by summer 2014, with the scheme to be extended to 94% of South Gloucestershire ...


13 SEP 2013

Jack puts pressure on Network Rail to maintain Filton North station

Jack has written to Network Rail encouraging them tomaintain the Filton North station so that it can be reopened quickly when theHenbury Loop is made suitable for passengers in the next few years. There is aplan to reopen this station in Phase 2 of the Metrowest scheme, along with Henbury. Jack has ...


12 AUG 2013

Jack backs campaign for Village Green status

              Jack was today on hand to lend his support for anapplication for Village Green status for large parts of the Frenchay Hospitalsite. This has been submitted by Frenchay resident and cancer charity CLICfounder Bob Woodward, who lives near the s...


10 MAY 2013

Jack Lopresti visits the new-look Winterbourne Post Office

Simon Rubach and his staff welcomed Jack to the new– look Winterbourne Post Office. Recently refitted in a bright, modern style, Winterbourne Post Office is a Main Branch Post Office offering a wide range of services including Road Tax. They hope to include Passports in their services shortl...


03 MAY 2013

Severn Bridge visit

Jack today paid a visit to the Severn Bridge and the SecondSevern Crossing to meet management and workers and discuss issues relating tothe construction and maintenance of the two crossings. Half of the second Severn crossing falls within Jack'sFilton and Bradley Stoke constituency, and he was gi...


29 APR 2013

Local MP now based at the Willow Brook Centre in Bradley Stoke

Jack Lopresti Member of Parliament for the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency, has moved his local base to The Willow Brook Centre in the Bradley Stoke Town centre. Jack said, 'I've always wanted to have my local base here. It's at the heart of the Bradley Stoke community and fairly central to ...


26 APR 2013

Stoke Lodge School invite Jack to plant a tree for Earth Day

Jack joined pupils and local Boeing staff at Stoke Lodge School to celebrate Earth Day. As part of their annual support for Earth Day, Boeing work with the Earth Restoration Service and school children to plant saplings and discuss the importance of protecting their environment both locally and glob...


26 APR 2013

Wheatfield Primary School

Jack today visited Wheatfield Primary School to look at issues over access to the school. Jack had received concerns over traffic congestion at the time of school runs, the road layout near the school, and the resulting road safety issues for children getting to the school on foot. 'I was concerned...


18 APR 2013

Filton Cadets Welcomed to Parliament

Cadets from 2152 (North Bristol) Squadron were welcomed to Parliament by Jack Lopresti the MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke. The Squadron, based in Filton, were invited to Westminster by Jack to celebrate after their Drill team won the National Drill Champions at RAF Halton in November last year. Th...


14 MAR 2013

Official launch of the Olympus Academy Trust

Jack was at the official launch of the Olympus AcademyTrust. This new partnership has been launched to join Abbeywood School andBradley Stoke Community School to allow them to work more closely together tothe benefit of pupils and staff across all age groups and subject areas, andfollows on from t...


31 JAN 2013

Bradley Stoke comes to Westminster

Brenda and Roland Cowley were in the House of Parliament to visit Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti. Mr Lopresti invited the Bradley Stoke residents for Prime Minister Questions, a tour of the Palace of Westminster and lunch after reading that they were the first family to move in to Bradley...


28 JAN 2013

Jack drops into Brooks Cafe at Coniston Community Centre

Julie Close, Director of Southern Brooks, invited Jack to join local residents and users of Coniston Community Centre for their regular Friday Coffee Morning. Jack met with regulars who enjoy a chat and chance to socialise and try their hand at the well stocked craft table. Joining the Coffee Mor...


11 JAN 2013

Visit to Babcock International Group

Jack Lopresti today visited Babcock International Groups new offices in Aztec West. Babcock are an engineering support services company who provide support and training for organisations with important infrastructure or asset needs, and have recently opened an office on the business park, reloc...


10 JAN 2013

Jack supports Friends of Jubilee Green Park

Jack met Michelle Dent and Helen North to see for himself how their application to the Big Lottery Fund will mean the final phase of this very popular playground in Bradley Stoke can be built. The Park was constructed in 2009 by South Glos and Bradley Stoke Town Councils, but funding ran short and ...


04 JAN 2013

Meeting at Filton Abbeywood Station

Jack met with David Wood, ex railway man and well known Post transport columnist, and Martin Garrett, Transport For Greater Bristol, to discuss suggestions for improvements to facilities for users of the station and its locale. Jack said, 'I am keen to promote the use of rail for the many commuters ...


07 DEC 2012

Jack supports Heart of the Community Project at St Michael’s Church in Stoke Gifford

Jack was invited to visit St Michael's Church to see at first hand the extensive plans for expanding both Church and community facilities in Stoke Gifford. Jack met Revd Simon Jones, Chris Bradley, Treasurer and Hilary Field, Fundraiser to discuss the project and how he can best advise on funding s...


23 NOV 2012

Jack visits Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Jack met with John Christiansen, the Chief Executive and John Rigby, the GWAAC pilot, who outlined the plans for their new helicopter. The current Bolkow 105 has provided sterling service but is cramped and is nearing the end of its life. The 'Movin' on Up ' appeal will allow the charity to lease a ...


26 OCT 2012

Stoke Gifford Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal launch

Jack was today present at the launch of Stoke Gifford Royal British Legion's poppy appeal at Parkway Station. The annual appeal is aiming to raise £42 million nationally, with Stoke Gifford aiming for £40,000, up from the £37,500 they brought in last year. Money raised goes to the ...


18 OCT 2012

Bomber Command Deserve Their Own Medal

June this year saw the unveiling, by Her Majesty the Queen, of the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park. I was honoured to be invited to the unveiling and was deeply moved by the stories of the young men and women who gave their lives in the fight for freedom and peace, and to see so many veterans...


12 OCT 2012

Jack helps children celebrate World School Milk Day

Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, helped children at Holy Family Playgroup celebrate World School Milk Day by handing out milk to the children. Holy Family Playgroup was one of thousands of schools across more than 30 countries which took part in celebrations dedicated to World School...


05 OCT 2012

Jack spends morning in Staple Hill

Jack today visited Staple Hill with Ken Maddock, Conservative candidate for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner. The first stop was Tesco Metro on Broad Street, where pupils from Staple Hill Primary School were presented with some of the sports equipment that they had applied for through the ...


28 SEP 2012

Jack sees Managed Motorways project

Jack has been taken on a tour of the M4/M5 Managed Motorways scheme by representatives of the Highways Agency and their contractor, Balfour Beatty. Work on the £88.6 million project began in January 2012 and will carry on through until 2014, and is aimed at reducing congestion and improving jo...


21 SEP 2012

Jack Visits Royal Mail, Patchway

Jack Lopresti MP visited Royal Mail's Patchway Delivery Office and met the postmen and women who collect, sort and deliver the area's postbag. Jack then accompanied local postman, Andy Littlechild, on a walk to discover how Royal Mail deliver daily to hundreds of customers within the space of just a...


20 SEP 2012

Jack visits Quakers Road Post Office

Jack visited Quaker's Road Post Office to meet the Postmaster, Muhammad Ahmed. This followed a petition he received from his customers in favour of allowing the Post Office to increase the range of Government services that it can provide. This was triggered due to the tender process that DVLA are cu...


14 SEP 2012

Opening of Bradley Stoke Town Council Offices

Jack joined Councillors, Town Council staff and representatives of the Jubilee Centre's user groups at for the official opening of the Town Council's new offices. Jack said, 'I am pleased to be invited to take part in the official opening and am certain local residents welcome their Town Council ...


13 SEP 2012

Jack Lopresti MP in Gibraltar for MOD Briefing and National Day

Local MP Jack Lopresti has returned from a Parliamentary Delegation to Gibraltar. The Delegation was invited for meetings with the MOD and the Gibraltarian Government. Mr Lopresti serves as the Secretary to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Gibraltar. Amongst other meetings with Gibraltarian Go...


03 SEP 2012

Jack Lopresti MP visits NATO HQ for Policy Talks

Jack Lopresti, the MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke was invited by the United States Embassy to a series of meetings with Senior NATO military personnel and officials to discuss various aspects of NATO missions. The program brought Parliamentarians, representatives of the government, civil servants ...


26 JUL 2012

MP Jack Lopresti impressed by Suited Booted Recruited

Jack Lopresti visited South Gloucestershire and Stroud (SGS) College to take a look at the College's successful Suited Booted Recruited course in action and spent time speaking with learners, asking about the course and discussing job prospects in Filton and surrounding areas. Jack comments: "I am ...


26 JUL 2012

Jack visits Bristol mobile telecomms office

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke visited Everything Everywhere's Bristol offices to learn more about the UK's leading communications company's 4G mobile broadband plans following the announcement by Ofcom of the spectrum auction rules. Mr Lopresti was hosted by Neal Milsom, Chief Fin...


25 JUL 2012

Jack congratulates TNT Post on Bristol job creation

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke visited the TNT Post delivery depot on Patchway Industrial Estate, Bristol, to congratulate the company on creating over 160 jobs in the past five years. During the visit Mr Lopresti met members of the TNT Post team in Bristol and heard how the compan...


23 JUL 2012

Jack visits YoI Ashfield

Jack has paid a visit to YoI Ashfield in Pucklechurch. This visit was prompted by the contact he has had with Making the Change, a charity who help young offenders back into work after leaving prison and who have a house near Cribbs Causeway. While at Ashfield, Jack met the director, Brian Anderson...


30 MAY 2012

Bristol Evening Post Column: Jack Lopresti MP

On her 21st birthday Princess Elizabeth Windsor, the future Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed ''I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service". Over the last 60 years the Queen has been a shining example of duty, honour and service to our nati...


22 MAY 2012

Local MP and Inventers Call For More Protection for Entrepreneurs

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti has joined a campaign for better protection for inventers and innovators. Mr Lopresti accompanied Denise Anstey and Trevor Bayliss OBE to hand in a petition to 10 Downing Street. The petition has called on the Government to look into what better protection c...


16 MAY 2012

MP congratulates Scouts on Diamond Jubilee Achievement in Bob-a-Job week

Taking place from 14-20 May 2012 this week will see Scouts across the country volunteer in local area. 1st Little Stoke Scouts are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year and invited local MP Jack Lopresti to help them celebrate. The well-known "Bob a Job" Week of old was re-launched as Scout ...


16 MAY 2012

Deptherapy

Servicemen who have suffered life changing injuries in Afghanistan are benefiting from a pioneering form of aquatic rehabilitation in Florida called Deptherapy. Based on the principles of diving those involved believe the water based therapy can help both the body and the mind. In the first of thr...


15 MAY 2012

Jack attend tackling worklessness event

Jack was present today at a jobs fair in Aztec West organised by Merlin Housing Society. Many local organisations were invited along to help people in South Gloucestershire improve their job skills and their opportunities of finding work. More than 350 attendees on the day got job skills, advice on...


11 MAY 2012

Jack visits Homeschoolers

Jack today visited a group of youngsters who are homeschooled by their parents. They had expressed an interest in meeting their MP in one of their Government and politics modules, and Jack was happy to oblige. Jack fielded questions from the young people, who meet up regularly as a group, and discu...


11 MAY 2012

Visit to LNB Towbars, Filton

LNB Towbars have been in existence since last year, providing a professional service fitting towbars to vehicles, as well as other in-car facilities such as hands free car phone kits, parking sensors and number plates. They have found themselves very busy recently, with new orders coming in all the ...


02 MAY 2012

Southern Brooks Community Partnership Celebrations

The Trustees and staff of Southern Brooks Community Partnership welcomed Jack to a celebration event to say thank you to their funding partners and supporters. This gave some of the families, young people and community organisations they have supported the chance to explain the difference Southern B...


25 APR 2012

PM visits Airbus site at Filton

The Prime Minister has visited the Airbus site at Filton along with local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti. Jack and the Prime Minister met with Airbus senior managers to discuss the firm's future business plans and were then treated to a tour of the factory that assembles the A400M militar...


25 APR 2012

Success for Campaign to keep Police Helicopter at Filton

It has been publicly announced that the National Police Air Service have dropped controversial plans to relocate the police helicopter based at Filton Airfield to RAF Colerne. Local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti, who led a campaign to stop the re-location of Filton's police Helicopter ha...


12 APR 2012

Young people share top money tips with MP Jack Lopresti

MP Jack Lopresti has met a group of inspiring young people to learn about an innovative new money management project in Filton, South Gloucestershire. The young people from Independent People have agreed to train to become Barclays Money Skills 'champions' as part of a pioneering money management p...


11 APR 2012

Airbus Announcement

Earlier today it was announced that a £326m deal to sell 11 Airbus A330 aircraft to airline Garuda Indonesia has gone ahead. Commenting Jack Lopresti MP said: "I am delighted at today's news. Last year Airbus had a record year for orders and today's announcement confirms that Airbus continue...


20 MAR 2012

Jack Lopresti MP visits DHL Express at Cribbs Causeway in Bristol

Jack visited the DHL Express Service Centre at Cribbs Causeway to hear about DHL's work, the challenges and opportunities they face and their plans for the future. DHL opened the Bristol Service Centre over ten years ago, and have seen their operations grow to the point where they now employ 50 peo...


19 MAR 2012

Committee threatens rapid transit

Decision-making fix risks council's reputation A 'rushed and ill-thought out' change to decision-making at South Gloucestershire Council could risk funding for a major transport scheme, according to local MP Jack Lopresti who campaigned in Parliament for the investment to the local area. South Glo...


16 MAR 2012

Meeting Staple Hill Primary School Council

One of Jack's favourite parts of his role as Member of Parliament for Filton and Bradley Stoke is to visit local schools. On Friday, he visited Staple Hill Primary School to meet the School Council and answer questions from them about his work as an MP. Jack was present at the opening ceremony for ...


14 MAR 2012

Young people share top money tips with Jack Lopresti MP

Jack Lopresti MP has met a group of inspiring young people to learn about an innovative new money management project in Filton, South Gloucestershire. The young people from Independent People have agreed to train to become Barclays Money Skills 'champions' as part of a pioneering money management p...


14 MAR 2012

MP welcomes Scout Community Week in Filton and Bradley Stoke

Taking place from 14-20 May 2012Week will see Scouts across the country volunteer in local area 13th March 2012: The well-known "Bob a Job" Week of old is to re-launch as Scout Community Week this year after a seventeen year break and scouts in Filton and Bradley Stoke will be taking part. Scout C...


07 MAR 2012

Local MP asks PM to Ensure Afghan Mission is a Success

Today in the House of Commons Jack Lopresti, the Member of Parliament for Filton and Bradley Stoke, spoke during Prime Ministers Questions to pay tribute to the six servicemen who, it was announced, are missing, presumed dead, following an attack earlier today. Mr Lopresti, who has himself served i...


07 MAR 2012

MP speaks up for local Manufacturing

Yesterday in the House of Commons, local MP Jack Lopresti, the Member of Parliament for Filton and Bradley Stoke, took part in a debate on UK Manufacturing and Engineering. The debate was held as growth in manufacturing and engineering is put at the heart of the Governments wider growth agenda. Mr ...


05 MAR 2012

National Citizen Service is a great opportunity for 16-year-olds in Filton on Bradley Stoke

Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has welcomed the launch of the second year of National Citizen Service. National Citizen Service is a scheme for 16-year-olds first proposed by David Cameron in 2005 and now introduced by the Coalition government. It brings together 16-year-olds from ...


01 MAR 2012

Jack Lopresti MP welcomes Welfare Reforms

The Government's victory in passing the Welfare Reform Bill, ensuring that no family can get more in benefits than the average working family earns, has been welcomed by Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke. Under the reforms, the benefit payments that a household on out of work benefits ...


28 FEB 2012

Jack Lopresti MP welcomes the huge interest shown in Police and Crime Commissioner

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke welcomes the huge interest shown by Conservative and other candidates in the Police and Crime Commissioner posts which will be elected in November this year. Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti, right, has been given the task of finding potential ...


24 FEB 2012

Local MP urges Minister to consider local Cycling scheme

Local MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, Jack Lopresti, has urged the government to support cycling in the local area by looking favourably upon a South Gloucestershire Council bid from the government's Local Sustainable Transport fund. Mr Lopresti was taking part in a debate on cycling in Westminste...


17 FEB 2012

Jack meets Halfords Apprentices

Jack visited Halfords Autocentre in Filton to meet one of their apprentices, Ben Fisher,and learn more about how the company is starting careers for local young people. Ben is undertaking an apprenticeship with the company, and Jack discussed the skills that he is learning and the support he is rece...


08 FEB 2012

Apprenticeships are so important to our young people’s future

This week marks National Apprenticeship Week – a celebration of apprenticeships and how they are helping to shape our workplaces. Apprenticeships are about learning on the job, not sitting in a classroom but getting out into the workplace and learning a new trade. Who knows where an apprentic...


07 FEB 2012

Jack Lopresti MP welcomes growth in apprenticeships under Coalition Government at start of National Apprenticeship Week

Jack has welcomed new figures which show Coalition investment has led to a substantial rise in the number of apprenticeships since the last Labour Government. Figures released last week show a 72% increase in Filton and Bradley Stoke since 2009, putting the total number at 850 in 2011. This is wel...


27 JAN 2012

Jack visits Big Society project in Staple Hill

David Cameron has made social entrepreneurialism a key part of his Big Society agenda. He wants to see individuals enabled to help themselves and others by using their own skills to give a direction and meaning to their lives that may have otherwise been lacking. A great example of this is the Compa...


25 JAN 2012

Holocaust Memorial Day

This week Jack Lopresti MP signed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who died during the Holocaust. Friday January 27th marks the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentra...


24 JAN 2012

Jack Lopresti MP joins call for more time on clock change bill

The Daylight Saving Bill was derailed by a small group of MPs on Friday but pressure is growing on the government to give the bill a fair hearing. Local MP Jack Lopresti has joined scores of other politicians and organisations calling for more parliamentary time to see it through. The bill would ma...


24 JAN 2012

Jack Supporting Action for Children

Jack Lopresti attended the parliamentary launch of Action for Children's landmark report into child neglect. The Filton and Bradley Stoke MP has added his name to the charity's petition, signed by over 16,000 members of the public, calling on the Government to intervene early to prevent and tackle c...


13 JAN 2012

Jack visits local Ambulance Service’s Emergency Operations Centre

Jack today visited the Emergency Operations Centre of the Great Western Ambulance Service in Bradley Stoke. GWAS covers a large area stretching from Gloucestershire to Wiltshire, taking in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, and includes his constituency of Filton and Bradley Stoke. The Emergency Op...


12 JAN 2012

Jack Lopresti MP calls for nominations for Rock the House

Jack Lopresti MP is supporting the second annual Parliamentary live music competition, Rock the House, and invites under-18s, solo artists, bands and live music venues in the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency to write and nominate themselves. The competition was founded by Mike Weatherley MP in...


05 JAN 2012

Good News on Filton Police Helicopter

In 2010, I spoke to the Home Secretary to oppose plans to move the Filton police helicopter to Wiltshire (you can read the story here). After the announced closure of Filton Airfield last year, one of my first priorities was to ensure that the police helicopter was still able to operate out of Filto...


22 DEC 2011

Jack Given Pledge Over Future of University Technical College

Last month I was contacted by a constituent who had read the following on the Save Filton Airfield website: "The plan jeopardises Government funding for the proposed Bristol University Technical College next to Abbeywood Community School. This joint venture between University of West of England (UW...


20 DEC 2011

Jack Speaks on Broadband Provision and Local Police

Today I spoke in the Pre-Recess Adjournment Debate, where I raised the topics of local broadband provision and local policing. You can read the full speech below, and the coverage in the Bristol Evening Post here. Speech reads as follows: "It is a pleasure to speak in this pre-recess Adjournment d...


14 DEC 2011

Local MPs Welcome Success of Transport Schemes

Following the announcement by Secretary of State for Transport Justine Greening MP that the North Fringe to Hengrove Rapid Transit Scheme and the Ashton Vale to Bristol City Centre and the South Bristol Link schemes have received funding and will move rapidly from planning to delivery Jack Lopresti ...


23 NOV 2011

Official opening of new Staple Hill Primary School

Jack attended the official opening of the new Staple Hill Primary School in his Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency. The official opening ceremony was performed by the oldest living ex-pupil of the school, 96 year old Mary Carter, and a member of the schools reception class. The rebuild...


18 NOV 2011

Jack Visits NHS Blood and Transplant Facility at Filton

Jack visited NHS Blood and Transplant's facility at Filton to receive a briefing on the vital work they do in processing and testing donated blood ready for it being supplied to patients in hospitals in both the South West and the rest of the country. Jack met a number of NHSBT's staff, and receive...


18 NOV 2011

Jack Unveils Staple Hill Information Pillar

Jack joined members of the Staple Hill Beat Team and their newly appointed Inspector, Deryck Rees, for the unveiling of the Staple Hill Pillar. This provides information and contact details for Avon & Somerset Police, in particular the Officers responsible for Staple Hill along with help to deal...


18 NOV 2011

Jack Lopresti MP: Boosting apprenticeships for young people and small businesses

Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has welcomed new measures from the Government to ensure young people and small businesses feel the full benefits of the successful expansion of apprenticeships. Data released last month showed that here in Filton and Bradley Stoke: 490 people started...


17 NOV 2011

Jack Lopresti MP: “The Aviation industry holds one of the keys to the economic growth"

This week Jack Lopresti, the MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has been promoting local industry in the House of Commons. Mr Lopresti whose constituency is a UK base for many of the country's leading aviation, aerospace and defence companies is an aviation enthusiast with a business background and ha...


11 NOV 2011

Local MP visits MOD Abbeywood

Jack Lopresti MP joined many of the 7,000 plus civilian and Armed Forces staff at MOD Abbeywood for their Remembrance Day Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony on Friday 11th November. Invited to visit as the local MP, Jack met with Bernard Gray, Chief of Defence Materiel, signed the Visitor's Book an...


04 NOV 2011

Tesco make presentation to local schools

At the Bradley Stoke Extra Store, Tesco made a special presentation to children from three local schools to mark the success of their voucher scheme for schools and clubs. Two pupils and a member of staff each from Bowsland Green Primary School, Wheatfield Primary School and Bradley Stoke Community...


01 NOV 2011

Doors open at new BITA Academy

The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and City of Bristol College have cemented their new strategic partnership with the official opening of the BITA Academy by Jack Lopresti MP. The BITA Academy has been created to offer the only dedicated industrial truck apprenticeship scheme in the UK...


28 OCT 2011

Jack visits Thales UK

On Friday, Jack visited the Thales UK site at Bradley Stoke to receive a briefing on its defence and electronics business and an update on key programmes being delivered to its customers. During the visit, Mr Lopresti was updated on key Thales UK programmes, including support to current UK Ministry...


28 OCT 2011

Stoke Gifford Royal British Legion Launches Poppy Appeal

On Friday 28th October, Jack joined the Stoke Gifford Branch of The Royal British Legion, (TRBL), to launch their Poppy Appeal at Bristol Parkway Station. The station is one of the main sites for the branch's fundraising efforts along with Sainsbury's in Stoke Gifford and the Willow Brook Centre in ...


21 OCT 2011

Jack visits Penna plc

Jack Lopresti MP visited the Bradley Stoke offices of global HR firm Penna plc to meet their South West Team and CEO Gary Browning, hearing some of the innovative solutions they have developed with local firms. Penna offer all the services expected from a progressive HR company and of particular lo...


19 OCT 2011

Local speech and language therapists take their message to Westminster

Local MP Jack Lopresti met with speech and language therapist Mike Richards at Parliament today to learn more about what he does to help people with communication needs. Mike, who works at Weston Area Health NHS Trust joined 150 speech and language therapists from around the UK as they travelled to...


18 OCT 2011

Local MP Campaigns for Bomber Command Medal

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti spoke in the House of Commons to raise the "injustice" of Bomber Command Personnel, who fought in World War II, not receiving a campaign medal despite their heroic actions. The MP revealed that his maternal grandfather had joined Bomber Command after emigra...


18 OCT 2011

MP asks Minister over Road Safety Petition

Jack Lopresti MP has given his support to a campaign to increase road safety on Bradley Stoke Way. The MP met with concerned residents, led by Becky Mansyah one of the mums living near Bradley Stoke Way, last Saturday at the Willow Brook centre in Bradley stoke following several incidents this year...


14 OCT 2011

Local MP opens new Boeing site

Jack Lopresti MP attended the Dedication Ceremony for Boeing Defence UK's new office in Bristol. BDUK's presence in the UK has been increasing steadily for a number of years, and they established an office in Bristol earlier this year. They are working closely with the Ministry of Defence, principa...


14 OCT 2011

Jack Lopresti MP wants strong role models for young people

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti has spoken in the House of Commons in a debate on the response to the summer riots. Mr Lopresti argued that strong role models and an improvement in social mobility are just as important as prosecution and appropriate sentencing.In the debate Jack said: "Yo...


28 SEP 2011

Visit to St Chad’s School, Patchway.

Jack was on hand for the presentation of Paralympic Sports Equipment to pupil's at St Chad's C of E VC Primary School today. The equipment was donated by Sainsbury's, and the manager of their Filton store, along with two members of staff, were also present at the event. This was part of a scheme pro...


16 SEP 2011

Visit to Downend School

Jack visited Downend School where he spoke to around seventy A Level pupils about his life as an MP. This was the latest in a series of visits to the school by inspirational figures from the local area. Jack spoke on what motivated him to get involved in politics, his background before becoming an ...


06 SEP 2011

Filton Airfield

From the Bristol Evening Post: Over the last few months the planned closure of Filton Airfield has divided some local opinion. The announcement from BAE Systems that the airfield will shut on the last day of 2012 was sad but presents us with some great opportunities. I understand the sentiments beh...


01 SEP 2011

Filton MP salutes young Bristol apprentices

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti was on hand to celebrate the success of two young Bristol apprentices at Bovis Homes' flagship development, Charlton Hayes this week. Steve Hoskins and Chris Rae, both 20, have so impressed Bovis Homes during their four-year apprenticeships that they are be...


31 AUG 2011

Support our Police in the Work They Do

From the Bristol Evening Post; The recent riots demonstrated in the starkest possible terms what happens in our society when law and order breaks down. One of my main priorities is to represent and stand up for my constituents who have been affected by crime; especially anti social behaviour and t...


16 AUG 2011

Jack Lopresti MP Welcomes Good News on Broadband Provision

Jack said "I am delighted to hear the Government's announcement today that £530 million will be made available to improve broadband provision across the UK, and I am pleased that the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency stands to benefit from a combination of this and the telecom companies' o...


15 AUG 2011

Jack meets Bristol Army Cadets

Jack recently travelled to Chickerell Training Camp in Weymouth to visit Bristol Army Cadet Force at their annual camp. Jack, who is a serving reservist, saw the cadets on parade and was given a snapshot of the kind of activities the Army Cadet Force takes part in. The cadets were also treated to a...


15 AUG 2011

Jack Lopresti MP Visits Bristol Academy Women’s Football Club

Jack visited Stoke Gifford Stadium on Saturday 13th August to watch Bristol Academy WFC play their final home match of the Women's Super League campaign against Everton Ladies FC. Bristol Academy plays in the top tier of English Ladies Football, and recently moved to Stoke Gifford Stadium, a 1,500-...


11 AUG 2011

Jack Lopresti MP signs Riots E-petition

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti has signed the online petition calling for rioters to have social security benefits and social housing payments stopped. Jack signed the popular online petition following the Prime Minister's statement on the riots in the House of Commons. If the petition a...


08 AUG 2011

Jack Lopresti MP congratulates local volunteer on netting regional FA award

Jack Lopresti MP has commended local volunteer Michael Smardon on his hard work after he was named Volunteer of the Year, for the South West region, as part of the 2011 FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald's. Voted for by peers, The FA Community Awards were founded in 2010 to recognise and ce...


05 AUG 2011

Boost to local pubs in Filton and Bradley Stoke

Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has enthusiastically supported the Government's review which could boost the number of local pubs. As part of its commitment to the Great British pub, the Government this week launched a review of restrictive covenants, a legal clause that can be used ...


05 AUG 2011

New powers for local residents to evict nuisance neighbours

Anti social and abusive neighbours could be evicted from their homes by using new powers for residents, landlords and councils, the Government has announced. Processes to evict those responsible for campaigns of unpleasant or serious anti social behaviour can currently take up to a year or more. B...


04 AUG 2011

Jack Lopresti MP welcomes Broadband Announcement

South Gloucestershire Council has announced plans to give all residents and businesses access to fast, reliable and affordable broadband. The private sector broadband market will be providing superfast broadband to around two-thirds of communities over the next few years. However some homes and bus...


02 AUG 2011

Jack Lopresti visits Open Day at Filton Home for Veterans

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, visited the Alabaré Bristol Home for Veterans Open Day at one of their houses in Filton to see at first hand the good work done at the home and what continuing care ex-servicemen need. Jack met with representives from Merlin Housing, South Glouce...


25 JUL 2011

Jack visits Selex Systems Integration

Jack today visited Selex Systems Integration in their offices in Bristol Business Park. Selex are part of the Finmeccanica group, and employ around 200 people in their Bristol office. While there, he gained an overview of the full range of work they are doing, from cyber security and military techn...


25 JUL 2011

Local MP Welcomes Additional Funding for Apprenticeships Programme

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP, Jack Lopresti, has welcomed the Prime Ministers announcement of radical plans for an apprenticeship programme that will see £25m support up to 10,000 advanced and higher apprenticeships in industries including manufacturing, IT and engineering. Jack said: "We are...


22 JUL 2011

Jack hears about the National Wildlife Conservation Park

Jack today visited Bristol Zoo, where he was informed of the latest plans for the National Wildlife Conservation Park, to be created on a site next to Junction 17 of the M5, within Jack's constituency. The Zoo has received planning permission for the Park for the first conservation-led visitor attr...


19 JUL 2011

Local MP welcomes Reserves Review

Local MP Jack Lopresti has welcomed the Governments announcement on the increase in resources and capabilities of the United Kingdom's Reserve Forces. Yesterday, Dr Liam Fox, the Secretary of State for Defence announced that the Reserve Forces would increase in number and additional funding would be...


18 JUL 2011

Local Brewery visits the Houses of Parliament

Jack Lopresti the MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke hosted a visit by the Great Western Brewery to the House of Commons. Jack arranged for some barrels of GWB beer to be sold at the famous Houses of Parliaments Strangers Bar. The Brewers were then treated to a special tour of Westminster Hall, The Hou...


16 JUL 2011

Frenchay Village Flower Show

Jack was very proud to officially open the 68th Frenchay Village Flower Show, organised by the Frenchay and Hambrook Horticultural Society. Joan Beasant, at her 48th show, guided Jack round the displays of children's exhibits, flowers, fruit and vegetables, handicrafts and the Bath Bee Keepers stand...


14 JUL 2011

MP calls for permanent tribute to Sir George White

Local MP, Jack Lopresti has called for a permanent tribute to Sir George White at any future Aviation Heritage Centre. With local support behind the need to recognise the local area's contribution to aviation history Mr Lopresti believes that Sir George White's contribution cannot be overlooked but ...


14 JUL 2011

Local MP visits Northern Ireland

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti today returned from N Ireland where he had been visiting the province at the height of the Marching Season. Jack had high level meetings with Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State, the N Ireland Assembly Member and Minister for Justice, David Ford and Chief Const...


04 JUL 2011

Local MPs join forces to stand up for local defence industry

Jack Lopresti the MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke and Chris Skidmore the MP for Kingswood, today asked questions in the House of Commons on how the Government can support local companies' exports in the UK defence industry. Mr Lopresti has been an advocate for local defence companies since his elect...


01 JUL 2011

Jack Lopresti MP attends Celebrating Age Festival in Filton

Today, Jack attended the Celebrating Age Festival event in Filton. This was the culmination of a two week long series of events held to celebrate the positive aspects of ageing, organised by South Gloucestershire Council, Age Concern, the Senior Citizens Forum and Southern Brooks Community Partnersh...


01 JUL 2011

Jack meets 2152 (North Bristol) Squadron Air Training Corps

Jack recently met members of the 2152 (North Bristol) Squadron ATC at the Celebrating Age Festival in Filton. They told Jack of the efforts they are making to find former ATC members. This is to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Air Training Corps, and the local Volunteer Gliding S...


30 JUN 2011

Opening of St Peter's Anglican Methodist VC Primary School

Jack Lopresti helped open St Peter's Primary School in Pilning yesterday. Jack helped mark the opening along with local Cllr Robert Griffin, pupils, parents, governors and staff at the recently completed building. Although nearly four months after they moved in, the event was delayed so as to coinc...


28 JUN 2011

Anti-social behaviour

Yesterday local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP asked another question on Anti-Social behaviour in the House of Commons. Jack asked: "What tools will the Home Department make available to local police and local agencies to tackle ingrained and site-specific antisocial behaviour?" The department said ...


25 JUN 2011

Grenadier Driving School

Mike O'Gorman is a former Guardsman who started a driving school last year after leaving the Army. He is helping to raise money for Help for Heroes through his driving school by diverting the franchise fees paid by their instructors to the charity, rather than going into the company. Mike met Jack a...


24 JUN 2011

Jack opens new Third Dimension headquarters

Jack has today opened the new Filton headquarters of Third Dimension. They are a company that designs and manufactures the GapGun range of products, which are precision shop floor optical metrology tools for the aerospace and automotive manufacturing industries, and have moved to new premises due to...


20 JUN 2011

Winterbourne View

Earlier today Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke met with Mr Lee Reed, the Chief Executive of Castlebeck, in Westminster to discuss the future of the Winterbourne View Hospital. Jack said: "Following my calls for the closure of Winterbourne View Hospital I have now met with the Chief Ex...


17 JUN 2011

Almondsbury Community Shop

Jack held his latest constituency surgery at the Almondsbury Community Shop today. The shop was opened in March 2009 and is run by a voluntary group of local residents who wanted to maintain a social and economic hub to the village. The goods on sale are provided by suppliers from the local area, an...


17 JUN 2011

MP asks Government about Traveller Site Eviction Orders

In a debate in the House of Commons, local MP Jack Lopresti asked a Government Minister about how the law could be improved to ensure that any eviction orders applied to trespassers by becoming site specific. Talking about the legality of moving Travellers on from privately owned sites Jack said: ...


17 JUN 2011

Local MP helps bring through Bill for Armed Forces

Local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP has helped bring through a landmark piece of legislation that will ensure that all members of the armed forces, their families and veterans are supported and that their service to the nation does not disadvantage them in any way. Jack was asked to serve on the Arme...


17 JUN 2011

Jack receives bus petition

Jack Lopresti today visited the Crossways Court complex in Downend to receive a petition from residents who are concerned at restrictions put on the number 4 bus route. Previously, this service used to run all the way into Kingswood, but now terminates in Downend. This is making it difficult for res...


09 JUN 2011

MP calls for closure of disgraced care home

Local MP Jack Lopresti has called for the closure of Winterbourne View hospital and an independent review into what led to the serious failures in patient care. Jack said: "I believe the right course of action is for the permanent closure of Winterbourne View Hospital. After seeing the Panorama d...


09 JUN 2011

Bristol Rovers and UWE

Following today's announcement by Bristol Rovers Football Club and the University of the West of England, Jack said: "Broadly I welcome today's news. I believe that the new stadium will be welcomed and supported by many people and it seems to be a great opportunity for our local area. The location ...


08 JUN 2011

Local MP competes in Tug of War for charity

Last night saw the annual Lords v Commons Tug of War competition held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP represented the Bristol area in a team of six other Conservative MP's and one Liberal Democrat. The Commons team beat the Lords in two straight pulls. Jack sa...


01 JUN 2011

Winterbourne View

In reaction to the footage shown on BBC's Panorama after the under-cover investigation into Winterbourne View Hospital in the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency, Jack said: "The footage shown on last night's Panorama was shocking and haunting. To me the actions of some of the members of staff at...


27 MAY 2011

Jack Lopresti MP visits new dental surgery in Staple Hill

The Phoenix Dental Surgery on Victoria Street is newly opened after £600,000 was invested in the conversion from a Victorian house last year. It has three surgeries, all fitted with the latest technologies. Jody Bennett won an iPod Touch for being the 1,000th patient to be registered at the s...


25 MAY 2011

Local MP calls for clamp down on Anti-Social Behaviour

Jack Lopresti MP spoke in the House of Commons yesterday after continued incidents of Anti-Social Behaviour in Filton. The local MP has spoken on the issue before in the House of Commons but made it clear that so far he is unsatisfied with the local police's response. Mr Lopresti has invited Chief...


24 MAY 2011

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP supports equal access to telecoms for Deaf people

Jack Lopresti MP has called for equal access to telecommunications for Deaf people, at a Parliamentary event in support of the VRS Today! campaign. The campaign is calling for British Sign Language users to have universal access to Video Relay Services (VRS) – a technology which allows them to...


13 MAY 2011

Jack Lopresti MP re-opens Patchway Post Office

Jack Lopresti, MP officially opened Patchway Post Office®, 126 Rodway Road, Patchway, Bristol, BS34 5PF on Friday 13 May at 12.00. The new branch within the Spar Store restores Post Office services to Patchway following the closure of the former branch in 2009. The branch will provide customers...


09 MAY 2011

Please can you help our lads in Afghanistan?

Woolly Hats Urgently needed for our Soldiers! Service personnel serving in Afghanistan are experiencing night temperatures as low as -20 degrees C. The Women's Section of the Royal British Legion's Somerset branch are knitting wool hats for wear under helmets (acrylic fibre could melt and burn...


05 APR 2011

Jack Lopresti MP visits local brewery

On Friday 1st April 2011, Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti was taken on a tour of the Great Western Brewing Company in Hambrook.  The company, which began brewing in 2008, is a family owned and run business and currently produces six varieties of real ale and porter.  Jack was sho...


04 APR 2011

Council gives green light to A38 Resurfacing

South Gloucestershire Council plans to resurface the A38 in response to local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP, Jack Lopresti’s call for the improvement work.  The appeal was made by Jack in response to the concerns raised by his constituents. Jack Lopresti said: "I'm pleased to see that the...


29 MAR 2011

Volunteers join in big Spring Clean

POLITICIANS and the public got out and about in Bradley Stoke to take part in the Big Spring Clean. The town's Mayor, Councillor Ben Walker, was joined by helpers including MP Jack Lopresti, local children and the Christ the King Church Youth Group as they did their best to tidy up the streets. Wo...


28 MAR 2011

Airbus announces major new investment at their Filton site

Local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP, Jack Lopresti was at the Filton Airbus site for a good news announcement about a substantial investment in the local area.  This morning Airbus UK announced the plans for a new multi-million pound office campus in Filton. The new Airbus Aerospace Park, worth ...


23 MAR 2011

George Osborne delivers the Coalition Government’s second Budget

Today in the House of Commons, George Osborne delivered the Coalition Government’s second Budget.  It sets out how we will reform the nation’s economy so that we enjoy growth and jobs in the future.  It is also about doing what we can to help families with the cost of living &n...


22 MAR 2011

Jack Lopresti MP Visits Bradley Stoke Community School

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti was quizzed by year 10 Citizenship students, on Friday 11th March, when he held a question and answer session at Bradley Stoke Community School.  He was questioned on topics such as student tuition fees, child soldiers, fair trade and school uniform. J...


16 MAR 2011

Jack Lopresti MP joins British Legion celebrations

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti joined the Stoke Gifford Branch of the Royal British Legion at their concert on Saturday 16th March 2011 to support their fundraising efforts and celebrate their outstanding work for this year's Poppy Appeal. There was further cause for celebration, as the ...


07 MAR 2011

Jack Lopresti MP visits BAe Systems in Filton

At the weekend Jack visited BAe Systems, which has a base in his Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency. Jack was given an overview of the company's current projects, which involved looking at the products, the services the company provides and the outside bodies it has contracts with.  He also...


04 MAR 2011

Jack Lopresti MP pays tribute to troops in Afghanistan

Speaking in the House of Commons debate yesterday on Support for UK Armed Forces and Veterans, Jack Lopresti, local MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke paid tribute to British service men and women. Mr Lopresti said "When our armed forces personnel on operations in Afghanistan and elsewhere face paying...


03 MAR 2011

Jack Lopresti MP meets Home Secretary over local crime

Local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti has met with the Rt Hon Theresa May MP the Home Secretary to discuss the effects of crime and its prevention locally.  Over recent months Mr Lopresti has campaigned against the planned move of the local Police Helicopter to RAF Colerne, as he...


28 FEB 2011

Jack Lopresti MP calls for A38 resurfacing

An MP has called on South Gloucestershire Council to resurface the A38. The appeal has been made by Filton and Bradley Stoke MP, Jack Lopresti, in response to the concerns raised by his constituents. Conservative-run South Gloucestershire Council has invested an extra £4m over the last 2 year...


08 FEB 2011

Baroness Warsi Visits Local Academy School

Local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti has visited the Winterbourne International Academy, with Conservative Party Co-Chairman Baroness Warsi, to discuss the Academy's plans for the future following the announcement, at the end of last year, that the Coalition Government had granted the aca...


03 FEB 2011

From the Bristol Evening Post, Wednesday 2nd February

Since the General Election there has been a wide ranging and long overdue review, (last SDR 1998) on the future capability of our Armed Forces and the defence of the realm. The new constituency of Filton and Bradley Stoke lies at the heart of the strategic defence and security review with an array ...


02 FEB 2011

Jack Lopresti MP pays tribute to people of Wootton Basset

Local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP has made a personal tribute to the residents of Wootton Basset for their support to the Armed Forces and their families.  Jack's comments came in a debate in the House of Commons on the closure of RAF Lyneham and his hope that the base could soon be adopted by ...


01 FEB 2011

Jack Lopresti MP visits newly re-opened Post Office in Easter Compton

Local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti has visited a Post Office facility that has opened after closure the Easter Compton Post Office branch back in June. The branch was forced to shut because the building originally used was sold with no alternative locations in the village to move to.&n...


24 JAN 2011

Jack Lopresti MP stands up for local pubs

Jack Lopresti MP has spoken in a Parliamentary debate on the Future of Pubs. In the speech Jack said: "I have long been of the view that the local pub is an essential part of the social fabric of our communities.  They play an important role in the social cohesion of an area.  I support ...


24 JAN 2011

Winterbourne Academy Receives Capital Boost

The Ridings' Federation Winterbourne International Academy has been informed that it will receive a capital allocation of approximately £19.3 million to invest in its Academy buildings, at a time when funds for all capital projects are being reduced. This is wonderful news for the Academy Tru...


24 JAN 2011

IndiGo signs Memorandum of Understanding for 180 eco-efficient Airbus A320 aircraft

India's largest low-cost carrier, IndiGo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 180 eco-efficient Airbus A320 aircraft of which 150 will be A320neo's and 30 will be A320s. It is the largest single firm order number for large jets in commercial aviation history and also makes IndiGo a launch c...


24 JAN 2011

Jack Lopresti MP speaks passionately about Social Mobility

Drawing on his own personal experience Jack Lopresti MP has spoken passionately in the House of Commons about Social Mobility in a debate on the Big Society.  Jack called for the debate after meeting local volunteer groups in Filton and Bradley Stoke last week. The text of the speech: "Thank ...


10 JAN 2011

Armed Forces Bill

Drawing on his own personal experience Jack Lopresti MP has spoken passionately in the House of Commons about the Armed Forces Bill and increasing welfare provisions for British Armed Forces personnel. The exchanges as in Hansard below: Jack Lopresti (Filton and Bradley Stoke) (Con):  I decla...


22 NOV 2010

MP welcomes business support for Bradley Stoke Broadband Campaign

Local MP Jack Lopresti visited the Willow Brook Centre, on Saturday, to join Town Councilors in welcoming support from Bradley Stoke businesses in the campaign to bring faster broadband connections to the town. About 2,000 homes in Bradley Stoke have very poor broadband speeds because they are too ...


16 NOV 2010

Don't move Police 'chopper', says MP

An MP has criticised plans to move a police helicopter that covers the Bristol area from Filton to Wiltshire. Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti said the proposal to take the helicopter to RAF Colerne could lead to an increase in crime in Bristol because of the longer flying time to deal wit...


19 OCT 2010

Jack Lopresti MP Tours Rolls-Royce at Filton

Jack met with members of the Rolls-Royce management team, during a tour of their Filton site on Friday 8th October 2010, to discuss some of the main issues affecting the company today; the contribution they make to both the Ministry of Defence and to Filton and the surrounding area and to be given a...


11 OCT 2010

Jack Lopresti MP Visits Community Showcase

Jack Lopresti showed his support for local business during a visit to the Bradley Stoke Community Showcase on Saturday 2nd October. The Community Showcase, now in its second year, received praise from visitors and stallholders alike for helping to promote the work being done by organisations throug...


05 SEP 2010

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti runs the 2010 Bristol Half Marathon

Jack ran, along with thousands of others, to raise vital funds for the Frenchay After Burns (FAB) Children's Club through sponsorship from the race.  Jack ran the race in an impressive 1hr 58 mins. The FAB Club is a charity which provides ongoing support to burn-injured children and their fami...


04 SEP 2010

Jack Lopresti MP at fund raising event for Frenchay Hospital Cardiac Support Group.

On Saturday 4th September, local MP, Jack Lopresti gave his support to the fund raising activities of the Frenchay Hospital Cardiac Support Group.  The event was held at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, with a concert performance from the Great Western Chorus. Jack was full of admiration for the wo...


03 SEP 2010

Jack Lopresti MP opens his constituency office for business

On Friday 3rd September, Filton and Bradley Stoke MP, Jack Lopresti, opened his new constituency office. Cllr Janet Biggin, Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council and Cllr Ben Walker, Mayor of Bradley Stoke helped open the new office along with local councillors and supporters. Jack said "The o...


19 AUG 2010

Jack Lopresti MP and Charlotte Edwards MBE celebrate girls' coaching initiative at Frenchay Cricket Club

JACK LOPRESTI, the MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, teamed up with one of the most famous names in English women's cricket to celebrate a new coaching initiative at a local cricket club. Jack joined Charlotte Edwards MBE, the England Women's cricket captain and ECB Coaching Ambassador, at the recen...


12 AUG 2010

Jack Lopresti MP leads Bradley Stoke Broadband Campaigners for meeting with Communications Minister

Ed Vaizey MP vows to question broadband providers over slow broadband service in Bradley Stoke. JACK LOPRESTI, the Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has vowed to make the fight to secure faster, more reliable broadband coverage across his constituency one of his top priorities. Jack de...


09 AUG 2010

Jack Lopresti MP in Gibraltar fact-finding mission

JACK LOPRESTI MP has continued his whirlwind start to Parliamentary life with a fact-finding mission to Gibraltar, where he conducted face-to-face meetings with three of the most important figures in the daily life of "the Rock". Jack, the Filton and Bradley Stoke MP, first became involved with Gib...


28 JUL 2010

Jack Lopresti MP makes representation over Strategic Defence and Security Review

JACK LOPRESTI, the Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has highlighted three key issues that he believes should be thoroughly examined as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). Jack has written to Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for Defence, outlining his official re...


25 JUL 2010

Jack Lopresti MP elected to Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

JACK LOPRESTI, the Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has been elected to serve on the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, in Parliament.  Jack will be one of four Conservative MPs sitting on the 12-strong Committee, which is established to examine the expenditure, administration and...


21 JUL 2010

Jack Lopresti MP presents prizes at Frenchay Flower show

JACK LOPRESTI, the Conservative MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke, has spoken of his delight after being invited to help present prizes at the recent Frenchay Flower Show. Jack, accompanied by local Conservative Councillor Trevor Jones, presented more than 20 prizes to budding local horticulturalis...


21 JUL 2010

Jack Lopresti MP receives assurances over continuing free parking at Cribbs Causeway

JACK LOPRESTI, the Conservative MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke, has today welcomed assurances he has received from the West of England Partnership that parking charges for Cribbs Causeway are off the agenda. Jack met with Partnership leaders in Parliament following a recent media report that sug...


21 JUL 2010

Jack Lopresti MP vows to Fight for the Future of Frenchay Hospital

JACK LOPRESTI, the Conservative MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke, has vowed to fight for the future of a vital South Gloucestershire hospital, during a specially-convened Parliamentary debate.  Jack delivered his impassioned speech during the 30-minute debate, held on the afternoon on Wednesda...


21 JUL 2010

Jack Lopresti MP praises school literacy initiative

JACK LOPRESTI, the Conservative MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke, has offered his support to a successful reading initiative run at a South Gloucestershire primary school. Jack offered his backing to the Reading Recovery programme, designed for children who are at risk of falling behind with liter...


21 JUL 2010

Jack Lopresti MP welcomes A400M debut flying display at South West Air Show

JACK LOPRESTI, the Conservative MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke, has spoken of his delight after the A400M made its first flying appearance in the country at a South West Air Whow, this weekend. Jack was among thousands of air enthusiasts who visited the Royal International Air Tattoo, in Glouces...



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24 NOV 2016

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24 NOV 2016

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21 NOV 2016

Urgent meeting called with representatives of Metrobus, the road Contractors and South Gloucestershire Council

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18 NOV 2016

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18 NOV 2016

Bradley Stoke congestion

I have been in touch with MetroBus and South Gloucestershire Council this week about the huge...


28 OCT 2016

Stoke Gifford Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal launch

Today Jack attended the launch of Stoke Gifford Royal British Legion annual Poppy Appeal. As has...


20 OCT 2016

New homes in Filton

Jack was present today at the opening of 22 new homes for rent and shared ownership that have been...


14 OCT 2016

Visit to Abbeyfield in Easter Compton

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti visited residents at Home Farm Way in Easter Compton last...


10 OCT 2016

X74 bus service

I was very disappointed by the announcement of the ending of the X74 bus service through Bradley...


07 OCT 2016

Visit to Horseworld

Jack has visited Horseworld, the equine charity based in Whitchurch, Bristol, where he met Managing...


16 SEP 2016

From the Bristol Post

Thank you to the 3,600 people who submitted information to South Gloucestershire Council's...


12 SEP 2016

Pilning Station

Jack has held two meetings recently about Pilning Railway Station. The first of these was with...


22 JUL 2016

NATO must act on Gibraltar

 A GROUP of MPs have urged the boss of NATO to "take notice" of Spain's "increasingly unreliable"...


21 JUL 2016

Frenchay duck pond

Jack has paid a visit to the pond in Frenchay that is at the centre of controversy following the...


22 JUN 2016

EU Referedum Debate tonight

Jack Lopresti MP will be taking part in an EU Referendum debate tonight in Bradley Stoke. It is...


10 JUN 2016

Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Jack today visited Winterbourne Barn to discuss their future plans after they received a Development...


03 JUN 2016

Visit to SEA

Jack today paid a visit to SEA, an engineering and software design services company who are based in...


26 MAY 2016

Concorde Museum breaking ground

Jack was present today at the ground breaking ceremony for the museum to house Concorde 216 in...


24 MAY 2016

Jack writes to schools about National Citizen Service

Jack has written to local schools in the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency to encourage them to...


16 MAY 2016

Cribbs Patchway MetroBus extension

Jack has written to the Chairman of the Planning, Transportation and Strategic Environment Committee...


13 MAY 2016

MP launches McCarthy & Stone development in Staple Hill

The MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, Jack Lopresti, visited McCarthy and Stone's Staple Hill...


29 APR 2016

Visit to HP

Jack today visited HP at their site in Stoke Gifford to meet their new Managing Director, George...


28 APR 2016

Jack Lopresti MP calls for a debate on Local Government powers to charge for the use of their facilities

Today Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke asked the Leader of the House of Commons, the RT...


22 APR 2016

From today's Bristol Post

I believe that the EU referendum is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Britain to be a free and...


12 APR 2016

Filton Library Users Group

Jack has written to the Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Matthew Riddle, following a...


06 APR 2016

Visit to Aviva

Aviva are a major employer in the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency, and Jack today paid them a...


05 APR 2016

Meeting with Alabare

Jack today met Kirsty Scullion, Fundraising Manager with the Christian charity Alabare to discuss...


05 APR 2016

Visit to DCET training

Jack today visited the new offices of DCET Training at Eagles Wood in Bradley Stoke. DCET are a...


18 MAR 2016

Library consultation now open

The consultation on the future of library services in South Gloucestershire is now open and the...


17 MAR 2016

Junction 18a M4

Jack Lopresti MP has expressed his delight at the announcement of £500,000 in the Budget to carry...


08 MAR 2016

Students visit Parliament for International Womens Day

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, yesterday, hosted students at Westminster as part of...


03 MAR 2016

Jack becomes Apprenticeship champion

Jack Lopresti MP is backing apprenticeships in Filton and Bradley Stoke and has joined a campaign to...


26 FEB 2016

Visit to Mitsubishi Electric

Jack today visited Mitsubishi Electric at their base in his constituency. They are manufacturers of...


23 FEB 2016

Jack calls for speed calming in Easter Compton

Residents of Easter Compton have been concerned about the speed of vehicles through their village...


19 FEB 2016

From the Bristol Post

Libraries are a hugely important community resource that have played a vital part in the life of our...


09 FEB 2016

Jack Lopresti MP calls public meeting to discuss MetroBus works

Jack Lopresti MP will host and Chair a public meeting to discuss the Metrobus Scheme works....


05 FEB 2016

Federation of Small Businesses tell Jack about their Young Entrepreneur’s Award

Jack today met with representatives of the Federation of Small Businesses in South Gloucestershire...


08 JAN 2016

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

Jack Lopresti today paid a return visit to the Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy to meet...


08 JAN 2016

Meeting with Concord Medical Centre

Jack today visited Concord Medical Centre to meet Lead Partner Dr Simon Bradley and to discuss...


07 JAN 2016

Victim Support in Filton and Bradley Stoke

Victim Support is a national charity that provides free and confidential support to victims of crime...


06 NOV 2015

Jack visits Strenco Tools

Jack has paid a visit to Strenco Tools, who have recently moved to new premises on Gipsy Patch Lane...


06 NOV 2015

Jack returns to Callicroft Primary School

Jack today paid a return visit to Callicroft Primary School in Patchway to deliver a letter from the...


26 OCT 2015

Jack shows support for Air Ambulances

MP Jack Lopresti has supported the vital work of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity. During...


23 OCT 2015

Jack attends launch of Stoke Gifford Royal British Legion poppy appeal

Stoke Gifford branch of the Royal British Legion launched their poppy appeal today at Bristol...


16 OCT 2015

MP cuts the ribbon at new look Post Office and Store

Staple Hill Post Office and store have been extensively refurbished in a major modernisation of...


27 SEP 2015

Jack shows his support for MG Rover Leg4Leg Charity Run

Jack has today shown his support for the MG Rover Leg4Leg Charity Run. This will start at Lands End...


01 SEP 2015

Part time secretary required

Jack Lopresti MP seeks a part-time Secretary for the Constituency Office. Previous secretarial...


27 JUL 2015

Jack's constituency office has moved

The constituency office of Jack Lopresti has now moved to 29, The South Block, The Courtyard,...


25 JUN 2015

Jack visits RAC in Bradley Stoke

Jack today paid a visit to one of the most recognisable locations in his constituency, the RAC...


19 JUN 2015

Jack present at opening of Fleur's Wing

Jack was present today at the opening of a new school building named after a female firefighter who...


09 JUN 2015

Jack Lopresti MP calls public meeting to discuss helicopter base planning application

Jack Lopresti Member of Parliament for Filton and Bradley Stoke has called a public meeting to...


08 JUN 2015

Hallen Football Club

Jack Lopresti MP has met with constituents over the future of Hallen Football Club at their current...


25 MAY 2015

Jack Lopresti sounds final horn on longest hockey game world record

On Monday, Jack sounded the final horn at South Gloucestershire Hockey Club's World Record attempt...


25 MAY 2015

Jack helps renovate Ebenezer Chapel, Winterbourne

This weekend, Jack joined a local community group to help clear out an old and disused Chapel in...


13 MAY 2015

Thank you

I'd like to say thank you to the people of Filton and Bradley Stoke, I am very honoured and feel...


16 MAR 2015

Jack Lopresti MP attends Afghanistan Commemoration Service in St Paul’s Cathedral

Jack Lopresti MP attended St Paul's Cathedral's "Afghanistan 2001-2014 - A Service of Commemoration,...


10 MAR 2015

Jack Lopresti MP hosts event in parliament to raise awareness of 22q11 syndrome

Today, Jack hosted an event to mark the formulation of the first All Party Parliamentary Group...


12 DEC 2014

Jack Lopresti MP presents Bristol Post Star Award

Today Jack presented a Bristol Post Gold Star Award to Mrs Olive Cooke for her lifelong dedication...


02 DEC 2014

Jack Lopresti MP sets up All Parliamentary Party Group for 22q11 Syndrome

Today Jack held the Inaugural Election of Officers meeting to set up an All Party Parliamentary...


19 NOV 2014

Jack Lopresti MP and Chris Skidmore MP met The Chancellor to lobby for funds for the Great Western Air Ambulance and for a new M49 Junction

Jack Lopresti MP and Chris Skidmore MP met The Chancellor to lobby for funds for the Great Western...


13 NOV 2014

Jack Lopresti MP Visits Elmfield School for Deaf Children

Today Jack visited Elmfield School for Deaf Children in Bristol to find out more about the school...


28 OCT 2014

Jack Lopresti MP ran Stroud Half Marathon for the Great Western Air Ambulance

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke ran in the Stroud Half Marathon raising more funds for...


10 OCT 2014

Jack Lopresti MP to run Stroud Half Marathon for the Great Western Air Ambulance

Today Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke confirmed he would be running the Stroud Half...


05 OCT 2014

Jack Lopresti attends Winterbourne Barn’s Orchard Harvest Day

Today Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke attended the Winterbourne Barn's annual Orchard...


02 OCT 2014

Jack Lopresti visits Winterbourne Short Mat Bowls Club

Today Jack Lopresti MP visited the Winterbourne Short Mat Bowls Club to see new equipment that had...


26 SEP 2014

Jack Lopresti MP supports World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Jack Lopresti MP, today, helped to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support by attending a World's...


25 SEP 2014

Bristol Half Marathon

Running the Bristol Half Marathon a couple of weeks ago was a very big moment for me as it was the...


05 AUG 2014

Jack invites you to become a Dementia Friend

On the 22nd August Jack Lopresti MP will be hosting a Dementia Friends workshop in Lincombe Barn, in...


05 AUG 2014

Jack's Meeting with First Bus

Last week I met with Jenny MacLeod, General Manager of First Bus to discuss bus services in Filton...


08 JUL 2014

Jack Lopresti MP visits Hitachi site in Stoke Gifford

Jack Lopresti MP joined Keith Jordan, Managing Director at Hitachi Rail Europe with his senior site...


26 JUN 2014

Minister gives support for Centre of Aerospace Apprentice Training College at Filton Airfield

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke today asked, in the House of Commons at Business,...


17 JUN 2014

Jack visits future site of Bristol Aero Collection

Jack recently visited the site set aside for the Bristol Aerospace Centre at Filton Airfield to be...


06 JUN 2014

Jack & local Councillors met Culture Secretary today to discuss Broadband in Bradley Stoke

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, visited his home city of...


06 JUN 2014

Jack Lopresti MP and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Visit EE's Network Control Centre in Aztec West

Jack Lopresti MP organised for The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Rt Hon Sajid...


27 MAY 2014

Jack Lopresti MP joins Airbus staff to plant Royal British Legion WW1 Commemorative Poppy Seeds

Jack Lopresti MP joined members of Airbus staff in the garden at Pegasus House in Filton to support...


23 MAY 2014

Labour plays politics with Frenchay Hospital yet again

It's not enough that the last Labour Government downgraded our beloved Frenchay hospital; they are...


23 MAY 2014

Visit to Boeing Dakota House

Jack Lopresti MP today visited Boeing at Dakota House in Bristol Business Park in his constituency....


21 MAY 2014

Action on New Road Bus Lane

Jack Lopresti MP has met with residents and the police to discuss misuse of the bus lane on New...


15 MAY 2014

Jack Lopresti MP and Minister for Roads discuss M49 Junction

Today Jack Lopresti MP met with Robert Goodwill MP, the Minister for Roads at the Department for...


09 MAY 2014

Jack Lopresti MP visits Start Rite Preschool, Little Stoke

Today Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke visited the Start Rite Preschool which operates...


28 APR 2014

Jack Lopresti MP visits the LiftSystem engineering team at Rolls Royce

  Jack Lopresti MP today visited Rolls-Royce in Filton to meet the LiftSystem engineering team...


14 APR 2014

Jack visits Wild Place Project in Almondsbury

Jack Lopresti MP visited the Wild Place Project today and met with Director, Bryan...


11 APR 2014

Mr Jack Lopresti MP opens new local cancer treatment facility at Concord Medical Centre, Little Stoke

On Friday 11 April from 12:30-1:30pm, cancer survivor and Member of Parliament for Filton and...


11 APR 2014

Jack Lopresti MP supports Great Western Air Ambulance Charity over bid for Libor funds

Jack has met John Christensen, the Chief Executive of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity...


04 APR 2014

MP drops in for coffee

Jack Lopresti MP visited the recently completed Brook Court development in Bradley Stoke last Friday...


27 MAR 2014

Flight on ATLAS A400M

Jack Lopresti MP visited RAF Brize Norton for a briefing and a flight on the ATLAS A400M last...


21 MAR 2014

MP calls for a guarantee on Frenchay Hospital Health Care Services

A debate on Health Care in South Gloucestershire was held in the House of Commons on Wednesday...


07 MAR 2014

Local students shadow MP for International Women’s Day

Jack Lopresti MP has invited 5 girls from Filton and Bradley Stoke yesterday to shadow him for the...


25 FEB 2014

Announcement of an extra £250 million to extend Superfast Broadband coverage

The Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport has announced to MPs today that £250 million...


25 FEB 2014

Jack Lopresti MP asks for meeting with Secretary of State re Frenchay Hospita

Jack Lopresti MP has written to the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health asking for a...


21 JAN 2014

Faster broadband for Cheswick

Jack Lopresti MP has recently been campaigning on behalf of Local residents for better broadband...


05 DEC 2013

Jack welcomes the Chancellors Autumn Statement

Today's autumn statement held a lot of good news about the economy, employment and the deficit. The...


27 NOV 2013

Jack Lopresti MP campaigns for Nuclear Test Veterans

On Wednesday, Jack Lopresti MP marched on Parliament alongside the British Nuclear Test Veterans'...


18 NOV 2013

Jack visits Winterbourne International Academy

This morning Jack Lopresti MP visited the Winterbourne International Academy to see how the new £20...


13 NOV 2013

Jack buys a brick to help Stoke Gifford Church

A Stoke Gifford church is launching a £50,000 Buy a Brick campaign to help build a new church and...


06 NOV 2013

Statement on Frenchay Community Hospital

Jack fought against the decision of the last Labour Government to downgrade services at Frenchay...


19 OCT 2013

Opening of Bradley Stoke Kumon study centre

Jack Lopresti MP attended the Kumon Bradley Stoke Study Centre Open Day today at the Willow Brook...


18 OCT 2013

Safer Motorways visit

Jack has paid a return visit to the Smart Motorway scheme at the M4/M5...


16 OCT 2013

See Inside Manufacturing

Jack Lopresti MP was today on hand at GKN Aerospace at Western Approach in his Filton and Bradley...


04 OCT 2013

Jack visits Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

Jack has visited the Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy in Stoke Gifford, newly opened in...


04 OCT 2013

MP takes up veterans' cause

Jack Lopresti MP has met with representatives of theRoyal British Legion and the Alabare charity to...


28 SEP 2013

Rededication of 1st Almondsbury Scout Hut

Jack was present on Saturday for the rededication of the Scout Hut used by 1st Almondsbury Scouts....


26 SEP 2013

Reopening of Pegasus House

Jack was present today at the official opening of thenewly refurbished Pegasus House in Filton....


23 SEP 2013

Bradley Stoke to Receive Superfast Broadband

Bradley Stoke was today named as the first South Gloucestershire town to benefit from the roll-out...


13 SEP 2013

Jack puts pressure on Network Rail to maintain Filton North station

Jack has written to Network Rail encouraging them tomaintain the Filton North station so that it can...


12 AUG 2013

Jack backs campaign for Village Green status

Jack was today on hand to lend his support for anapplication for Village Green...


10 MAY 2013

Jack Lopresti visits the new-look Winterbourne Post Office

Simon Rubach and his staff welcomed Jack to the new– look Winterbourne Post Office. Recently...


03 MAY 2013

Severn Bridge visit

Jack today paid a visit to the Severn Bridge and the SecondSevern Crossing to meet management and...


29 APR 2013

Local MP now based at the Willow Brook Centre in Bradley Stoke

Jack Lopresti Member of Parliament for the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency, has moved his...


26 APR 2013

Stoke Lodge School invite Jack to plant a tree for Earth Day

Jack joined pupils and local Boeing staff at Stoke Lodge School to celebrate Earth Day. As part of...


26 APR 2013

Wheatfield Primary School

Jack today visited Wheatfield Primary School to look at issues over access to the school. Jack had...


18 APR 2013

Filton Cadets Welcomed to Parliament

Cadets from 2152 (North Bristol) Squadron were welcomed to Parliament by Jack Lopresti the MP for...


14 MAR 2013

Official launch of the Olympus Academy Trust

Jack was at the official launch of the Olympus AcademyTrust. This new partnership has been...


31 JAN 2013

Bradley Stoke comes to Westminster

Brenda and Roland Cowley were in the House of Parliament to visit Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack...


28 JAN 2013

Jack drops into Brooks Cafe at Coniston Community Centre

Julie Close, Director of Southern Brooks, invited Jack to join local residents and users of Coniston...


11 JAN 2013

Visit to Babcock International Group

Jack Lopresti today visited Babcock International Groups new offices in Aztec West. Babcock are an...


10 JAN 2013

Jack supports Friends of Jubilee Green Park

Jack met Michelle Dent and Helen North to see for himself how their application to the Big Lottery...


04 JAN 2013

Meeting at Filton Abbeywood Station

Jack met with David Wood, ex railway man and well known Post transport columnist, and Martin...


07 DEC 2012

Jack supports Heart of the Community Project at St Michael’s Church in Stoke Gifford

Jack was invited to visit St Michael's Church to see at first hand the extensive plans for expanding...


23 NOV 2012

Jack visits Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Jack met with John Christiansen, the Chief Executive and John Rigby, the GWAAC pilot, who outlined...


26 OCT 2012

Stoke Gifford Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal launch

Jack was today present at the launch of Stoke Gifford Royal British Legion's poppy appeal at Parkway...


18 OCT 2012

Bomber Command Deserve Their Own Medal

June this year saw the unveiling, by Her Majesty the Queen, of the Bomber Command Memorial in Green...


12 OCT 2012

Jack helps children celebrate World School Milk Day

Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, helped children at Holy Family Playgroup celebrate...


05 OCT 2012

Jack spends morning in Staple Hill

Jack today visited Staple Hill with Ken Maddock, Conservative candidate for the post of Police and...


28 SEP 2012

Jack sees Managed Motorways project

Jack has been taken on a tour of the M4/M5 Managed Motorways scheme by representatives of the...


21 SEP 2012

Jack Visits Royal Mail, Patchway

Jack Lopresti MP visited Royal Mail's Patchway Delivery Office and met the postmen and women who...


20 SEP 2012

Jack visits Quakers Road Post Office

Jack visited Quaker's Road Post Office to meet the Postmaster, Muhammad Ahmed. This followed a...


14 SEP 2012

Opening of Bradley Stoke Town Council Offices

Jack joined Councillors, Town Council staff and representatives of the Jubilee Centre's user...


13 SEP 2012

Jack Lopresti MP in Gibraltar for MOD Briefing and National Day

Local MP Jack Lopresti has returned from a Parliamentary Delegation to Gibraltar. The Delegation was...


03 SEP 2012

Jack Lopresti MP visits NATO HQ for Policy Talks

Jack Lopresti, the MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke was invited by the United States Embassy to a...


26 JUL 2012

MP Jack Lopresti impressed by Suited Booted Recruited

Jack Lopresti visited South Gloucestershire and Stroud (SGS) College to take a look at the College's...


26 JUL 2012

Jack visits Bristol mobile telecomms office

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke visited Everything Everywhere's Bristol offices to learn...


25 JUL 2012

Jack congratulates TNT Post on Bristol job creation

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke visited the TNT Post delivery depot on Patchway...


23 JUL 2012

Jack visits YoI Ashfield

Jack has paid a visit to YoI Ashfield in Pucklechurch. This visit was prompted by the contact he has...


30 MAY 2012

Bristol Evening Post Column: Jack Lopresti MP

On her 21st birthday Princess Elizabeth Windsor, the future Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed ''I...


22 MAY 2012

Local MP and Inventers Call For More Protection for Entrepreneurs

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti has joined a campaign for better protection for inventers...


16 MAY 2012

MP congratulates Scouts on Diamond Jubilee Achievement in Bob-a-Job week

Taking place from 14-20 May 2012 this week will see Scouts across the country volunteer in local...


16 MAY 2012

Deptherapy

Servicemen who have suffered life changing injuries in Afghanistan are benefiting from a pioneering...


15 MAY 2012

Jack attend tackling worklessness event

Jack was present today at a jobs fair in Aztec West organised by Merlin Housing Society. Many local...


11 MAY 2012

Jack visits Homeschoolers

Jack today visited a group of youngsters who are homeschooled by their parents. They had expressed...


11 MAY 2012

Visit to LNB Towbars, Filton

LNB Towbars have been in existence since last year, providing a professional service fitting towbars...


02 MAY 2012

Southern Brooks Community Partnership Celebrations

The Trustees and staff of Southern Brooks Community Partnership welcomed Jack to a celebration event...


25 APR 2012

PM visits Airbus site at Filton

The Prime Minister has visited the Airbus site at Filton along with local Filton and Bradley Stoke...


25 APR 2012

Success for Campaign to keep Police Helicopter at Filton

It has been publicly announced that the National Police Air Service have dropped controversial plans...


12 APR 2012

Young people share top money tips with MP Jack Lopresti

MP Jack Lopresti has met a group of inspiring young people to learn about an innovative new money...


11 APR 2012

Airbus Announcement

Earlier today it was announced that a £326m deal to sell 11 Airbus A330 aircraft to airline Garuda...


20 MAR 2012

Jack Lopresti MP visits DHL Express at Cribbs Causeway in Bristol

Jack visited the DHL Express Service Centre at Cribbs Causeway to hear about DHL's work, the...


19 MAR 2012

Committee threatens rapid transit

Decision-making fix risks council's reputation A 'rushed and ill-thought out' change to...


16 MAR 2012

Meeting Staple Hill Primary School Council

One of Jack's favourite parts of his role as Member of Parliament for Filton and Bradley Stoke is to...


14 MAR 2012

Young people share top money tips with Jack Lopresti MP

Jack Lopresti MP has met a group of inspiring young people to learn about an innovative new money...


14 MAR 2012

MP welcomes Scout Community Week in Filton and Bradley Stoke

Taking place from 14-20 May 2012Week will see Scouts across the country volunteer in local...


07 MAR 2012

Local MP asks PM to Ensure Afghan Mission is a Success

Today in the House of Commons Jack Lopresti, the Member of Parliament for Filton and Bradley Stoke,...


07 MAR 2012

MP speaks up for local Manufacturing

Yesterday in the House of Commons, local MP Jack Lopresti, the Member of Parliament for Filton and...


05 MAR 2012

National Citizen Service is a great opportunity for 16-year-olds in Filton on Bradley Stoke

Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has welcomed the launch of the second year of...


01 MAR 2012

Jack Lopresti MP welcomes Welfare Reforms

The Government's victory in passing the Welfare Reform Bill, ensuring that no family can get more in...


28 FEB 2012

Jack Lopresti MP welcomes the huge interest shown in Police and Crime Commissioner

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke welcomes the huge interest shown by Conservative and...


24 FEB 2012

Local MP urges Minister to consider local Cycling scheme

Local MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, Jack Lopresti, has urged the government to support cycling in...


17 FEB 2012

Jack meets Halfords Apprentices

Jack visited Halfords Autocentre in Filton to meet one of their apprentices, Ben Fisher,and learn...


08 FEB 2012

Apprenticeships are so important to our young people’s future

This week marks National Apprenticeship Week – a celebration of apprenticeships and how they are...


07 FEB 2012

Jack Lopresti MP welcomes growth in apprenticeships under Coalition Government at start of National Apprenticeship Week

Jack has welcomed new figures which show Coalition investment has led to a substantial rise in the...


27 JAN 2012

Jack visits Big Society project in Staple Hill

David Cameron has made social entrepreneurialism a key part of his Big Society agenda. He wants to...


25 JAN 2012

Holocaust Memorial Day

This week Jack Lopresti MP signed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, in doing so pledging...


24 JAN 2012

Jack Lopresti MP joins call for more time on clock change bill

The Daylight Saving Bill was derailed by a small group of MPs on Friday but pressure is growing on...


24 JAN 2012

Jack Supporting Action for Children

Jack Lopresti attended the parliamentary launch of Action for Children's landmark report into child...


13 JAN 2012

Jack visits local Ambulance Service’s Emergency Operations Centre

Jack today visited the Emergency Operations Centre of the Great Western Ambulance Service in Bradley...


12 JAN 2012

Jack Lopresti MP calls for nominations for Rock the House

Jack Lopresti MP is supporting the second annual Parliamentary live music competition, Rock the...


05 JAN 2012

Good News on Filton Police Helicopter

In 2010, I spoke to the Home Secretary to oppose plans to move the Filton police helicopter to...


22 DEC 2011

Jack Given Pledge Over Future of University Technical College

Last month I was contacted by a constituent who had read the following on the Save Filton Airfield...


20 DEC 2011

Jack Speaks on Broadband Provision and Local Police

Today I spoke in the Pre-Recess Adjournment Debate, where I raised the topics of local broadband...


14 DEC 2011

Local MPs Welcome Success of Transport Schemes

Following the announcement by Secretary of State for Transport Justine Greening MP that the North...


23 NOV 2011

Official opening of new Staple Hill Primary School

Jack attended the official opening of the new Staple Hill Primary School in his Filton and Bradley...


18 NOV 2011

Jack Visits NHS Blood and Transplant Facility at Filton

Jack visited NHS Blood and Transplant's facility at Filton to receive a briefing on the vital work...


18 NOV 2011

Jack Unveils Staple Hill Information Pillar

Jack joined members of the Staple Hill Beat Team and their newly appointed Inspector, Deryck Rees,...


18 NOV 2011

Jack Lopresti MP: Boosting apprenticeships for young people and small businesses

Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has welcomed new measures from the Government to...


17 NOV 2011

Jack Lopresti MP: “The Aviation industry holds one of the keys to the economic growth"

This week Jack Lopresti, the MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has been promoting local industry in...


11 NOV 2011

Local MP visits MOD Abbeywood

Jack Lopresti MP joined many of the 7,000 plus civilian and Armed Forces staff at MOD Abbeywood for...


04 NOV 2011

Tesco make presentation to local schools

At the Bradley Stoke Extra Store, Tesco made a special presentation to children from three local...


01 NOV 2011

Doors open at new BITA Academy

The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and City of Bristol College have cemented their new...


28 OCT 2011

Jack visits Thales UK

On Friday, Jack visited the Thales UK site at Bradley Stoke to receive a briefing on its defence and...


28 OCT 2011

Stoke Gifford Royal British Legion Launches Poppy Appeal

On Friday 28th October, Jack joined the Stoke Gifford Branch of The Royal British Legion, (TRBL), to...


21 OCT 2011

Jack visits Penna plc

Jack Lopresti MP visited the Bradley Stoke offices of global HR firm Penna plc to meet their South...


19 OCT 2011

Local speech and language therapists take their message to Westminster

Local MP Jack Lopresti met with speech and language therapist Mike Richards at Parliament today to...


18 OCT 2011

Local MP Campaigns for Bomber Command Medal

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti spoke in the House of Commons to raise the "injustice" of...


18 OCT 2011

MP asks Minister over Road Safety Petition

Jack Lopresti MP has given his support to a campaign to increase road safety on Bradley Stoke...


14 OCT 2011

Local MP opens new Boeing site

Jack Lopresti MP attended the Dedication Ceremony for Boeing Defence UK's new office in...


14 OCT 2011

Jack Lopresti MP wants strong role models for young people

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti has spoken in the House of Commons in a debate on the...


28 SEP 2011

Visit to St Chad’s School, Patchway.

Jack was on hand for the presentation of Paralympic Sports Equipment to pupil's at St Chad's C of E...


16 SEP 2011

Visit to Downend School

Jack visited Downend School where he spoke to around seventy A Level pupils about his life as an MP....


06 SEP 2011

Filton Airfield

From the Bristol Evening Post: Over the last few months the planned closure of Filton Airfield has...


01 SEP 2011

Filton MP salutes young Bristol apprentices

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti was on hand to celebrate the success of two young Bristol...


31 AUG 2011

Support our Police in the Work They Do

From the Bristol Evening Post; The recent riots demonstrated in the starkest possible terms what...


16 AUG 2011

Jack Lopresti MP Welcomes Good News on Broadband Provision

Jack said "I am delighted to hear the Government's announcement today that £530 million will be...


15 AUG 2011

Jack meets Bristol Army Cadets

Jack recently travelled to Chickerell Training Camp in Weymouth to visit Bristol Army Cadet Force at...


15 AUG 2011

Jack Lopresti MP Visits Bristol Academy Women’s Football Club

Jack visited Stoke Gifford Stadium on Saturday 13th August to watch Bristol Academy WFC play their...


11 AUG 2011

Jack Lopresti MP signs Riots E-petition

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti has signed the online petition calling for rioters to have...


08 AUG 2011

Jack Lopresti MP congratulates local volunteer on netting regional FA award

Jack Lopresti MP has commended local volunteer Michael Smardon on his hard work after he was named...


05 AUG 2011

Boost to local pubs in Filton and Bradley Stoke

Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has enthusiastically supported the Government's...


05 AUG 2011

New powers for local residents to evict nuisance neighbours

Anti social and abusive neighbours could be evicted from their homes by using new powers for...


04 AUG 2011

Jack Lopresti MP welcomes Broadband Announcement

South Gloucestershire Council has announced plans to give all residents and businesses access to...


02 AUG 2011

Jack Lopresti visits Open Day at Filton Home for Veterans

Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, visited the Alabaré Bristol Home for Veterans Open...


25 JUL 2011

Jack visits Selex Systems Integration

Jack today visited Selex Systems Integration in their offices in Bristol Business Park. Selex are...


25 JUL 2011

Local MP Welcomes Additional Funding for Apprenticeships Programme

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP, Jack Lopresti, has welcomed the Prime Ministers announcement of radical...


22 JUL 2011

Jack hears about the National Wildlife Conservation Park

Jack today visited Bristol Zoo, where he was informed of the latest plans for the National Wildlife...


19 JUL 2011

Local MP welcomes Reserves Review

Local MP Jack Lopresti has welcomed the Governments announcement on the increase in resources and...


18 JUL 2011

Local Brewery visits the Houses of Parliament

Jack Lopresti the MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke hosted a visit by the Great Western Brewery to the...


16 JUL 2011

Frenchay Village Flower Show

Jack was very proud to officially open the 68th Frenchay Village Flower Show, organised by the...


14 JUL 2011

MP calls for permanent tribute to Sir George White

Local MP, Jack Lopresti has called for a permanent tribute to Sir George White at any future...


14 JUL 2011

Local MP visits Northern Ireland

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti today returned from N Ireland where he had been visiting...


04 JUL 2011

Local MPs join forces to stand up for local defence industry

Jack Lopresti the MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke and Chris Skidmore the MP for Kingswood, today...


01 JUL 2011

Jack Lopresti MP attends Celebrating Age Festival in Filton

Today, Jack attended the Celebrating Age Festival event in Filton. This was the culmination of a two...


01 JUL 2011

Jack meets 2152 (North Bristol) Squadron Air Training Corps

Jack recently met members of the 2152 (North Bristol) Squadron ATC at the Celebrating Age Festival...


30 JUN 2011

Opening of St Peter's Anglican Methodist VC Primary School

Jack Lopresti helped open St Peter's Primary School in Pilning yesterday. Jack helped mark the...


28 JUN 2011

Anti-social behaviour

Yesterday local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP asked another question on Anti-Social behaviour in the...


25 JUN 2011

Grenadier Driving School

Mike O'Gorman is a former Guardsman who started a driving school last year after leaving the Army....


24 JUN 2011

Jack opens new Third Dimension headquarters

Jack has today opened the new Filton headquarters of Third Dimension. They are a company that...


20 JUN 2011

Winterbourne View

Earlier today Jack Lopresti MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke met with Mr Lee Reed, the Chief...


17 JUN 2011

Almondsbury Community Shop

Jack held his latest constituency surgery at the Almondsbury Community Shop today. The shop was...


17 JUN 2011

MP asks Government about Traveller Site Eviction Orders

In a debate in the House of Commons, local MP Jack Lopresti asked a Government Minister about how...


17 JUN 2011

Local MP helps bring through Bill for Armed Forces

Local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP has helped bring through a landmark piece of legislation that will...


17 JUN 2011

Jack receives bus petition

Jack Lopresti today visited the Crossways Court complex in Downend to receive a petition from...


09 JUN 2011

MP calls for closure of disgraced care home

Local MP Jack Lopresti has called for the closure of Winterbourne View hospital and an independent...


09 JUN 2011

Bristol Rovers and UWE

Following today's announcement by Bristol Rovers Football Club and the University of the West of...


08 JUN 2011

Local MP competes in Tug of War for charity

Last night saw the annual Lords v Commons Tug of War competition held in aid of Macmillan Cancer...


01 JUN 2011

Winterbourne View

In reaction to the footage shown on BBC's Panorama after the under-cover investigation into...


27 MAY 2011

Jack Lopresti MP visits new dental surgery in Staple Hill

The Phoenix Dental Surgery on Victoria Street is newly opened after £600,000 was invested in the...


25 MAY 2011

Local MP calls for clamp down on Anti-Social Behaviour

Jack Lopresti MP spoke in the House of Commons yesterday after continued incidents of Anti-Social...


24 MAY 2011

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP supports equal access to telecoms for Deaf people

Jack Lopresti MP has called for equal access to telecommunications for Deaf people, at a...


13 MAY 2011

Jack Lopresti MP re-opens Patchway Post Office

Jack Lopresti, MP officially opened Patchway Post Office®, 126 Rodway Road, Patchway, Bristol, BS34...


09 MAY 2011

Please can you help our lads in Afghanistan?

Woolly Hats Urgently needed for our Soldiers! Service personnel serving in Afghanistan are...


05 APR 2011

Jack Lopresti MP visits local brewery

On Friday 1st April 2011, Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti was taken on a tour of the Great...


04 APR 2011

Council gives green light to A38 Resurfacing

South Gloucestershire Council plans to resurface the A38 in response to local Filton and Bradley...


29 MAR 2011

Volunteers join in big Spring Clean

POLITICIANS and the public got out and about in Bradley Stoke to take part in the Big Spring...


28 MAR 2011

Airbus announces major new investment at their Filton site

Local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP, Jack Lopresti was at the Filton Airbus site for a good news...


23 MAR 2011

George Osborne delivers the Coalition Government’s second Budget

Today in the House of Commons, George Osborne delivered the Coalition Government’s second Budget....


22 MAR 2011

Jack Lopresti MP Visits Bradley Stoke Community School

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti was quizzed by year 10 Citizenship students, on Friday...


16 MAR 2011

Jack Lopresti MP joins British Legion celebrations

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti joined the Stoke Gifford Branch of the Royal British...


07 MAR 2011

Jack Lopresti MP visits BAe Systems in Filton

At the weekend Jack visited BAe Systems, which has a base in his Filton and Bradley Stoke...


04 MAR 2011

Jack Lopresti MP pays tribute to troops in Afghanistan

Speaking in the House of Commons debate yesterday on Support for UK Armed Forces and Veterans, Jack...


03 MAR 2011

Jack Lopresti MP meets Home Secretary over local crime

Local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti has met with the Rt Hon Theresa May MP the Home...


28 FEB 2011

Jack Lopresti MP calls for A38 resurfacing

An MP has called on South Gloucestershire Council to resurface the A38. The appeal has been made by...


08 FEB 2011

Baroness Warsi Visits Local Academy School

Local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti has visited the Winterbourne International Academy,...


03 FEB 2011

From the Bristol Evening Post, Wednesday 2nd February

Since the General Election there has been a wide ranging and long overdue review, (last SDR 1998) on...


02 FEB 2011

Jack Lopresti MP pays tribute to people of Wootton Basset

Local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP has made a personal tribute to the residents of Wootton Basset for...


01 FEB 2011

Jack Lopresti MP visits newly re-opened Post Office in Easter Compton

Local Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti has visited a Post Office facility that has opened...


24 JAN 2011

Jack Lopresti MP stands up for local pubs

Jack Lopresti MP has spoken in a Parliamentary debate on the Future of Pubs. In the speech Jack...


24 JAN 2011

Winterbourne Academy Receives Capital Boost

The Ridings' Federation Winterbourne International Academy has been informed that it will receive a...


24 JAN 2011

IndiGo signs Memorandum of Understanding for 180 eco-efficient Airbus A320 aircraft

India's largest low-cost carrier, IndiGo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 180...


24 JAN 2011

Jack Lopresti MP speaks passionately about Social Mobility

Drawing on his own personal experience Jack Lopresti MP has spoken passionately in the House of...


10 JAN 2011

Armed Forces Bill

Drawing on his own personal experience Jack Lopresti MP has spoken passionately in the House of...


22 NOV 2010

MP welcomes business support for Bradley Stoke Broadband Campaign

Local MP Jack Lopresti visited the Willow Brook Centre, on Saturday, to join Town Councilors in...


16 NOV 2010

Don't move Police 'chopper', says MP

An MP has criticised plans to move a police helicopter that covers the Bristol area from Filton to...


19 OCT 2010

Jack Lopresti MP Tours Rolls-Royce at Filton

Jack met with members of the Rolls-Royce management team, during a tour of their Filton site on...


11 OCT 2010

Jack Lopresti MP Visits Community Showcase

Jack Lopresti showed his support for local business during a visit to the Bradley Stoke Community...


05 SEP 2010

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti runs the 2010 Bristol Half Marathon

Jack ran, along with thousands of others, to raise vital funds for the Frenchay After Burns (FAB)...


04 SEP 2010

Jack Lopresti MP at fund raising event for Frenchay Hospital Cardiac Support Group.

On Saturday 4th September, local MP, Jack Lopresti gave his support to the fund raising activities...


03 SEP 2010

Jack Lopresti MP opens his constituency office for business

On Friday 3rd September, Filton and Bradley Stoke MP, Jack Lopresti, opened his new constituency...


19 AUG 2010

Jack Lopresti MP and Charlotte Edwards MBE celebrate girls' coaching initiative at Frenchay Cricket Club

JACK LOPRESTI, the MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, teamed up with one of the most famous names in...


12 AUG 2010

Jack Lopresti MP leads Bradley Stoke Broadband Campaigners for meeting with Communications Minister

Ed Vaizey MP vows to question broadband providers over slow broadband service in Bradley...


09 AUG 2010

Jack Lopresti MP in Gibraltar fact-finding mission

JACK LOPRESTI MP has continued his whirlwind start to Parliamentary life with a fact-finding mission...


28 JUL 2010

Jack Lopresti MP makes representation over Strategic Defence and Security Review

JACK LOPRESTI, the Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has highlighted three key issues...


25 JUL 2010

Jack Lopresti MP elected to Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

JACK LOPRESTI, the Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has been elected to serve on the...


21 JUL 2010

Jack Lopresti MP presents prizes at Frenchay Flower show

JACK LOPRESTI, the Conservative MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke, has spoken of his delight after being...


21 JUL 2010

Jack Lopresti MP receives assurances over continuing free parking at Cribbs Causeway

JACK LOPRESTI, the Conservative MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke, has today welcomed assurances he has...


21 JUL 2010

Jack Lopresti MP vows to Fight for the Future of Frenchay Hospital

JACK LOPRESTI, the Conservative MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke, has vowed to fight for the future of...


21 JUL 2010

Jack Lopresti MP praises school literacy initiative

JACK LOPRESTI, the Conservative MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke, has offered his support to a...


21 JUL 2010

Jack Lopresti MP welcomes A400M debut flying display at South West Air Show

JACK LOPRESTI, the Conservative MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke, has spoken of his delight after the...


Parliament

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Daesh (13 Mar 2017)
Jack Lopresti: Will my right hon. Friend reassure the House that we are doing everything possible to help local indigenous forces on the ground with the liberation of Mosul and the defeat of Daesh, not only in relation to equipment and ammunition, but with regard to access to medical care, protective equipment such as helmets and body armour, and getting the right supplies and expertise for their wounded?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Farming (2 Mar 2017)
Jack Lopresti: Does the Secretary of State share my view that the need to accommodate the views of 28 different countries has led to the common agricultural policy becoming overtly bureaucratic in a way that has harmed the interests of British farmers?