As a great believer in the transformative power of sports, I was elated to watch the Lionesses climb their way to the Women’s World Cup final.
This poignant moment serves as an important reminder of the critical importance of equal access to sports for all children.
The England squad’s courage and determination on the world stage underscored the importance of ensuring every child can participate in sports, build confidence, foster teamwork, and develop leadership skills.
In the wake of this historic accomplishment, I urge everyone to take action. Encourage the young girls in our city to dive in and strive for their goals, just like our Lionesses.
However, this is not the only triumph we are celebrating. I extend heartfelt congratulations to all students across our city who have recently received A-level, T-level, and BTEC results.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the lost learning days amounting to 28 million, and a lack of Government investment, you have displayed remarkable resilience. I cannot express how proud I am of your accomplishments, and I am eager to see what the future holds for each of you.
This summer, I was honoured to engage with the fantastic St John Ambulance volunteers in Bath, learning about the essential first aid services they provide. Their unwavering commitment and dedication filled me with pride as I supported the Unit’s “Five Ways to Save a Life” campaign and Restart a Heart activities.
It is paramount that we equip our community with these vital skills that could potentially make the difference between life and death.
Yet, amidst these inspiring stories, I cannot ignore the alarming impact that climate change is having this summer. Our planet has been ravaged by devastating wildfires, from Canada to Hawaii, Greece and beyond. Record-breaking temperatures serve as a reminder to us all that we cannot treat our net zero targets like a bus that we can miss and then catch another.
The climate crisis is here, and net zero policy must be at the forefront of our priorities, locally, nationally, and globally to prevent such catastrophic events in the future.
As your MP, I promise to continue advocating for causes that matter to our community. With the air full of celebratory spirit, let’s keep on making Bath a shining example of what compassion, togetherness and forward-thinking look like.