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Henry Smith MP wishes Crawley’s Gareth Southgate ‘the best of luck’

The Crawley MP sends a message to the England manager, and his team, ahead of England’s first match against Tunisia on Monday 18 June at 7pm.



Henry Smith MP has wished Gareth Southgate, the England national football team manager who grew up in Crawley, the best of luck ahead of the 2018 World Cup which began yesterday.

Henry said:

“When England’s World Cup campaign begins on Monday, the eyes of the whole world will be on one of Crawley’s own.

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“I want to wish the best of luck to Gareth Southgate – who famously grew up in our town – and his team. Come on England!

“I remember being at a National Citizen Service graduation ceremony just a few days before Gareth was appointed permanent England manager – who knows what our town’s next generation will go on to achieve?”

England’s World Cup campaign kicks off against Tunisia on Monday, 18 June, at 7pm BST.

The England manager attended Pound Hill Junior and Hazelwick Schools, and married at Worth Church. He played 57 times for England, and in 2014 cited a number of his teachers at Pound Hill and Hazelwick as being a driving force on him taking up football.

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Gareth was confirmed as permanent England manager in November 2016, following a period in interim charge from September of that year.

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Crawley MP questions Prime Minister over furlough scheme extension



Crawley MP Henry Smith has questioned the Prime Minister in the House of Commons over the future of the Government’s furlough programme.

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions (on Wednesday, 3rd June), the Crawley MP called on Boris Johnson to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme beyond its conclusion at the end of October.

Henry said;

“The aviation sector was one of the first to be negatively impacted by COVID-19 and will likely be one of the slowest to recover, therefore air industry employees need further protection.

“It’s with this in mind that last week I set up the Future of Aviation Group, alongside other MPs lobbying Government for further assistance for this sector and who want to see a vibrant aviation industry return for the benefit of consumers, businesses and the overall UK economy.”

The Crawley MP has been making numerous representation to Government in support of the Crawley and Gatwick economy.

Henry continued;

“My work standing up for the Crawley and Gatwick aviation sector doesn’t stop just because some lockdown measures are being eased.

“In recent days I’ve been in contact with the Chairman of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee in support of his application for a debate on issues affecting aviation sector staff, and I’m supporting representations being made by Unite the Union with HM Treasury regarding the future of the furlough scheme.”

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