Council Elections 2016

Today, across the country there are elections taking place. Here in Elmbridge, we are voting for a Police and Crime Commissioner, and for every council seat in the new electoral wards. The Conservatives are fighting every seat, in every ward – the only party in the borough to do so. As an MP, I work […]

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St Alban’s Primary School Parliament

Last week, I dropped in to St Alban’s Catholic Primary School in East Molesey, to speak to the school following an invitation from their School Parliament, which is made up of year 6 pupils in Mrs Martin’s class. I talked about the work I do as an MP representing 78,000 people in Parliament, making and […]

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Jack’s Kitchen

Last Friday, I cut the ribbon at the lunch time launch of Jack’s Kitchen, the new restaurant at the Holiday Inn in Long Ditton, at the invitation of the owners, Mr and Mrs Sampathkumar, and general manager Gagan Sharma. It was a fantastic occasion, and I wore a shawl and garland for my part in […]

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EU Rules on UK Border Controls

Today, I’ve written an article for The Daily Telegraph about how EU rules undermine UK border controls, which puts Britain at unnecessary risk. It follows the reporting that yesterday, a series of former police chiefs and security experts warned that recent terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris were a “wake-up call” for UK border protection. […]

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Daily Politics Show

Yesterday, I joined the BBC’s Daily Politics show, alongside Labour MP Chuka Umunna and former Channel 4 News Economics Editor, Paul Mason. We discussed Michael Gove’s speech, which set out the positive case for Britain’s future outside the EU. You can watch our discussion on the BBC iPlayer site, here.

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Funding for Brain Tumour Research Debate

On Monday, I welcomed constituent Maria Lester to Parliament, where her e-petition calling for greater funding for research into brain tumours was being debated by MPs, having been signed by over 120,000 people. Maria (pictured with me above) first got in touch with me last year, after her brother Stephen tragically died of a brain […]

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Walton Rotary Club

Last week, I joined the members of Walton Rotary Club, for an evening kindly hosted by their President Reg Mills, Bob Freeman and David Edney. It was my first opportunity to catch up with Walton Rotary since the election last year.   We talked about the measures outlined in the Chancellor’s recent Budget, which included […]

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Public Meetings Roundup

Over the last two weeks, I held two public meetings in Molesey (at St Lawrence’s School, pictured above) and Claygate, for residents to question me about my local priorities, government policy and wider national (or even international) issues. Locally, I explained what I was doing to support the provision of more school places for local […]

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Public Meeting: Airport Noise

On Wednesday 6 April, I am hosting a public meeting in East Molesey, from 7:30pm until 9:30pm, at St Mary’s Church, East Molesey with Nigel Milton, Heathrow Airport’s Director of External Affairs and Laura Jones, Heathrow’s Community Relations Manager. In addition, the Elmbridge Borough Councillors for Molesey East, Steve Bax and Peter Szanto, will also […]

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