In the recent reshuffle I was deeply honoured to be asked by the Prime Minister to join the ministerial team at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office as Minister for Africa. At a time of global uncertainty, Britain’s case for building deeper economic, security and diplomatic partnerships remains key, especially for example with Commonwealth nations. I am greatly looking forward to the new role.
We have enjoyed an Indian Summer in September but clearly the winter is approaching. Flu jabs and booster vaccines are starting to be given and the rollout has also started for a single dose Covid jab for 12 to 17 year olds. There has been a hugely positive uptake from young students and their parents.
On Monday 27th September, I held an Apprenticeship Fair at Anglia Ruskin. It was an absolutely brilliant day and so good to see so many local businesses and young people. There were presentations on how Kickstart can work for companies and young people alike and another from the Anderson Group on opportunities with them in the hugely important building sector.
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