Conor welcomed Sam Gyimah MP, Minister for Universities to Bournemouth University. The Minister’s visit included an academic showcase that combined impactful societal research with professional practice and student input.
Conor & Dorset Coastal Forum welcomed the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse & Local Growth, Jake Berry MP to Bournemouth for the official opening of the Bournemouth Pier Approach, which had undergone extensive renovations.
Conor was invited to take part in a Grand National charity bet at Coral. Conor’s winnings were given to Crumbs, the local catering charity for people with learning difficulties and disabilities, of which he is patron.
Conor was asked to sponsor the People’s Postcode Lottery Parliamentary Reception, which brought together over thirty of the most diverse charities across the country including The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, The Woodland Trust and Whizz Kids.
Following a meeting with Lord Bird, Founder of the Big Issue, Conor has been meeting with a number of homelessness stakeholders in Bournemouth. One of the first was Shelter, the national charity on bad housing and homelessness.