Twickenham has a long history of producing quality entrepreneurs and engineers. Fostering the spirit of this in our schools is absolutely essential to continuing that tradition. I have campaigned with famous local inventor Trevor Baylis to support the introduction of more construction toys like Meccano to children at a younger age, to aid the development of analytical and spatial reasoning skills.
I have received many emails regarding the low availability of school places for Twickenham residents. Finding the site for a new school has proven to be a major obstacle, whilst progress is slow, I am supportive of the council's efforts to build in East Twickenham.
I have been particularly concerned by the performance of the West London Coroner’s Court, which covers Twickenham, and I have met a number of constituents with upsetting stories about how the delays and poor performance of the coroner’s office have caused them and their families great distress. I am working with Kingston MP James Berry to put pressure on the Cheif Coroner to improve his performance or stand aside.