Milbourne Lodge School

On Friday, I visited Milbourne Lodge School in Esher, to speak to pupils about next month’s EU Referendum, having being invited by class teacher Miss Slatter and headteacher Mrs Waite. Milbourne Lodge places a strong emphasis on discussing current affairs and promoting British values. I was asked to talk about  the European Union and the […]

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Claygate Village WI

Last week, I joined a meeting of the Claygate Village WI, at the invitation of their president Pat Whiffin, at the village hall. Claygate Village WI have an important role in the local community, organising activities from bridge to bowls, and regular outings. Their interests span from Morris dancing, to supporting Chelsea pensioners, and preserving […]

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Rowan Prep School

On Friday, I visited Rowan Prep School in Claygate to speak to the Year 6 leavers, at the invitation of Year 6 co-ordinator Mrs Lewis and head teacher Mrs Clarke. I talked to the girls about the role of a Member of Parliament, and the kinds of things the job includes, like helping individuals with […]

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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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