Esher Business Guild

Last night, I joined one of Esher Business Guild’s meetings, which was well attended by many of our terrific local businesses. I addressed the Guild on local priorities, including finance, parking and business rates, and briefed them on the wider national political climate – from the recent Budget to Brexit. We then opened out into […]

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Esher District Local History Society

Last Thursday, I visited the Esher District Local History Society. The group showed me some historical postcards of Parliament and I talked to the group about some of the recent historical moments in my time as an MP, including the Coalition in 2010, the Scottish Referendum in 2014 and the EU Referendum last year. I […]

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Post-Brexit priorities

I joined a discussion on the Today Programme this morning making the case that post-Brexit Britain can boost trade, but also strengthen other areas of social policy including wildlife and environmental protection. You can listen here from 2h48m in.

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Talking with EU Staff at Kingston Hospital

On Tuesday, Twickenham MP Tania Mathias and I joined Kingston Hospital Workforce Director Kelvin Cheatle and EU staff working at the hospital, pictured below, to discuss Brexit and the position of EU nationals who have been here for a considerable period of time. It was a valuable opportunity for us to say loud and clear […]

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Brussels’ Bright Brexit Offer

For all the predictable doom and gloom in the media that accompanied the beginning of Brexit negotiations, for anyone patient enough to read the EU’s draft negotiating guidelines, Brussels’ opening negotiating position is far brighter than expected. I look at the detail of the EU guidelines in a column for Conservative Home today. You can read it here.

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Elmbridge Community Link

Yesterday, I visited Elmbridge Community Link in Walton, a local charity dedicated to supporting adults with learning disabilities. I joined them for their All Sports Activity evening. Elmbridge Community Link puts on a range of activities, and I had great evening meeting the youngsters, playing basketball and badminton, and getting involved with Easter-themed activities, including […]

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Brexit Briefing

Yesterday, after a momentous week in politics, I appeared on Iain Dale’s Brexit Briefing alongside Jeremy Browne (former Lib Dem Minister, now the City’s Special Representative to the EU) to recap the week’s news. You can listen here.

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