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“Great to see such pioneering research in Portsmouth” says Stephen Morgan as he explores space at city’s university

By 14 June 2024No Comments
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Labour candidate for Portsmouth South Stephen Morgan said it was great to see such world-class and innovative research in Portsmouth during a visit to the local university’s space facilities. 

Mr Morgan toured the university’s facilities – including its pioneering Space Mission Incubator to see the institute’s work in areas including astrophysics, cosmology and gravitational waves.

The Labour candidate said it was great to see how the research could tackle issues here on Earth including by using technology usually used for space science to measure pollution levels in our coastal waters.

Mr Morgan has been an advocate for the contribution the University of Portsmouth makes to the city’s economy and skills agenda, working with it to deliver a new medical school to train the future NHS workforce in the city.

Commenting, Labour’s candidate for Portsmouth South Stephen Morgan said:

“It was great to visit the University of Portsmouth again to see the world-class and innovative research they are doing to improve the lives of people in our city and discover new things about the world.

“I was particularly interested to see the real-world impact of their current space research, including to tackle water pollution – an area of certain interest for Portsmouth people.

“I’m grateful to the University for hosting me again last week and for their ongoing work to support our community, deliver pioneering research and keep our area at the forefront of the UK space industry.”

Labour has pledged in its manifesto to work with universities to deliver for students and our economy, recognising that the UK higher education sector creates opportunity, is a world-leading sector in our economy, and supports local communities.