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[16/07/2019 | No comment]

Space Park Leicester

I am delighted that the University of Leicester’s new Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology and Earth Observation Research centre (METEOR) has received nearly £14m in funding from Research England. This will bring in a further £50m for space and earth observation research from other investors.

METEOR will be a key party of Space Leicester – a new world leading research and innovation centre that will revolutionise how satellites are designed and produced, as well as how data is obtained and used to solve real world problems.

Space Park Leicester is due to open in late 2020 and in the long run, aims to bring 3000 new high quality jobs to our city. You can read more about our Space Park here.

[09/07/2019 | No comment]

I was absolutely thrilled to visit Queensmead Primary Academy on Friday and meet their under 11 girls football team who were crowned champions of the Premier League Primary Stars Football tournament –  undefeated throughout  – the first time a team has done this since the tournament was created.

I am so proud of these amazing young women! You can read more on their achievement here.  

[26/06/2019 | No comment]

I was delighted to visit the Stephen Lawrence centre at De Montfort University recently.

It was incredibly moving to walk through the timeline of Stephen’s case, which explained what happened on the night of his murder up to the present day. It also includes artefacts – school books, football boots and family photos.

Many people will remember Stephen’s tragic murder, but for younger people the centre provides an introduction to the case and to the issues and activism that grew from it.

The centre is really keen to engage with local schools and as well as offering schools the chance to visit the centre, they will also come to do assemblies.

You can find out more about the Stephen Lawrence centre here.

[24/06/2019 | No comment]

Every Friday I like to get out and about speaking to local people about any issues or concerns they have. On Friday I held my latest coffee morning at the Manor House Community Centre.

Lots of residents came along and we discussed many issues including Brexit, NHS and school funding, the loss of over 75s free TV Licences crime and potholes!

If you’d like to come along to one of my coffee mornings then please do contact my office on liz.kendall.mp {at} parliament(.)uk or call 0116 204 4980

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