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CAROLINE CALLS FOR MORE INVESMENT IN SOUTHERN RAIL NETWORK

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage yesterday called for improvements to the rail links to the Portsmouth Harbour area with a House of Commons debate. The local MP has long pushed the Government on transport issues in the South of England, calling numerous debates and inviting Ministers to her constituency on multiple occasions. With a proposed HS3 set to connect northern towns, Caroline made the case for investment in the South; arguing that those who travel on overcrowded, sluggish South West trains are already subsidising train lines in every other part of the country, making investment in the South both fair and necessary.

EMPLOYMENT SCHEME TO BE PILOTED IN GOSPORT

Local MP Caroline Dinenage has welcomed news that Gosport has been selected as a pilot area for a scheme to help young people who aren't in education, employment or training (NEET) find work faster.

CAROLINE TO HOLD HOUSE OF COMMONS DEBATE ON SOUTHERN RAIL LINKS

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage will tomorrow hold a House of Commons debate on rail links to the Portsmouth Harbour area. The local MP has long pushed the Government on transport issues in the South of England, calling numerous debates and inviting Ministers to her constituency on multiple occasions. While the "North-South" divide receives lots of attention from both press and politicians, the MP will argue that many parts of the South have suffered underinvestment for years - and sometimes lose out on the opportunity to realise their full potential because of "inaccurate and damaging" misconceptions of the region.

CAROLINE WELCOMES WAR WIDOWS PENSIONS ANNOUNCEMENT

Local MP Caroline Dinenage has welcomed the Government's announcement that from 1 April 2015, widows, widowers and surviving civil partners of all members of the Armed Forces Pensions Scheme will retain their pensions for life.

CAROLINE WELCOMES BYPASS PROGRESS

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has today welcomed the news that Hampshire County Council has approved the routes for the Stubbington bypass and southern section of Newgate Lane.

CAROLINE CONTINUES CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF DANGEROUS DRIVING

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage today welcomed a decision by the Government to keep dangerous drivers off the road for longer, and continued her campaign for an increase in the maximum sentence for dangerous driving. A decision announced by the Government will mean someone convicted of dangerous driving will now serve their driving ban upon release – rather than at the same time as their prison sentence. A review of current sentencing guidelines will soon take place, and the local MP urged those who believe this appalling crime deserves a longer sentence to sign the petition calling for an increase in the maximum sentence: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/67911.