AUGUST 2022: News from our local MP Jack Lopresti

July 26 2022

A buzz around Westminster

THIS past month there has been a buzz around Westminster, in no small part a result of the resignation of the Prime Minister, subsequent leadership race and media excitement surrounding these events.

To address this, I would like to make the following statement:

Boris Johnson's place in history is assured. He led our great country out of the EU to freedom, steered us through a terrible global pandemic and demonstrated to the world his fantastic leadership in support of the Ukrainian people in their fight for liberty. I would therefore like to thank the Prime Minister for his service.

The next Prime Minister and leader has to unite the party and the country and be able to deal with the many challenges we have both here and abroad.

In other news, to address the rising cost of living and inflationary pressures on household budgets, the National Insurance threshold rise came into effect on July 6. This tax cut will bring NI thresholds up from £9,880 to £12,570, representing the largest tax cut in a decade, saving 30 million British workers £330 a year in a measure worth £6 billion to provide support to our people.

I am also delighted that I was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party on July 9. I’m looking forward to working with the new Party Chairman Andrew Stephenson and the rest of the team at CCHQ.

I also attended the Frenchay Flower Show on July 9, back for the first time in three years. There were some great displays and lovely classic cars. I was also asked to present the prizes at a great community event.

On Friday July 1, I held my regular surgery for local residents. I often hold these in community hubs across our area. Most recently, this was held at Frenchay Village Hall, where I met a number of residents who had requested a meeting with me to discuss their concerns and situations. 

As always, should you need my help with anything, my office is open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm.

Please telephone me on 01454 617783 or email me at if I can be of assistance, or to book a surgery.