KEY ACHIEVEMENTS NUMBER 5: SAVING HMS SULTAN

Before I was elected back in 2010, the Defence Training Review suggested that the Royal Naval School of Engineering at HMS Sultan was set to move to south Wales - a potential loss of up to 900 local jobs in the process. I immediately embarked on a campaign to stop this relocation; meeting with & writing to Shadow Ministers & Ministers, when elected I spoke in Parliament on the matter and continued to hold meetings with the MoD. Thankfully, our campaign was successful and the SDSR concluded that RN School of Engineering should remain at Sultan where it continues to deliver essential training for service personnel to a level that has been rated 'Outstanding' by OFSTED.