Treasury Minister Sajid Javid visited the Bristol & Bath Science Park at Emersons Green today, just down the road from where he went to school.
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Conservative MP for Bromsgrove was visiting the National Composites Centre – before going to tea with his mother, who lives at Emersons Green.
The centre has received £12m from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and Mr Javid was there, accompanied by Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore, to see how work was coming along on phase 2, which is due for completion in July.
Members of the NCC include Airbus, Rolls Royce, GKN Aerospace and Agusta Westland.
Mr Javid, 44, whose father was a Bristol bus driver, went to Downend School from 1981 to 1986 and then on to Filton Tech before winning a place at Exeter University to study Economics and Politics.
At the age of 25 he became Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank and later senior Managing Director for Deutsche Bank before entering politics. He has been tipped as a future leader of the Conservative Party.