An exceptional month for sport- Nigel Huddleston's Westminster Diary - The Droitwich Standard

An exceptional month for sport- Nigel Huddleston's Westminster Diary

Droitwich Editorial 20th Aug, 2022   0

THE Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are now over and what a Games they have been!

We’ve seen some incredible days of sport and a wide range of fantastic cultural and business events.

It’s been amazing to see our region front and centre on the world stage – something that I hope will continue for a long time to come.

As the Minister for the Commonwealth Games, my focus now moves on towards the legacy of the Games.

This was about much more than the event itself – it’s about capitalising on the momentum of the Games to unlock the benefits they can bring for the region and the country.

I look forward to seeing the fruits of our efforts over the months and years to come.

Another recent sporting highlight was of course the Lionesses’ magnificent victory at Wembley, which I was privileged to attend.

England women’s first ever major trophy, and the first major trophy for an England senior team in 56 years!

However I continued to be busy in Parliament ahead of the Summer Recess and was pleased to speak in a number of debates, including on heritage and tourism as well as sport.

I was also very proud to launch a 12-week consultation regarding the future of dormant assets funding in England.

Meanwhile, I know many remain concerned about the rising cost of living.

The Government has already announced a number of support measures to help, including the Energy Bills Support scheme, through which all households will receive a cash grant of £400 to help with their energy bills. Support is available, so do please reach out if you are struggling.

Finally, the Conservative Party leadership election continues apace.

I am backing Rishi Sunak, because I believe he has the character, skills and experience to be an outstanding Prime Minister and is best placed to help restore trust, rebuild the economy, and reunite the country.

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