Elmbridge Young Persons Awards

Last Friday, I presented the awards at the annual Elmbridge Young Persons Awards. The ceremony pays tribute to youngsters across the borough, who have demonstrated courage in adversity, proved exceptional carers in their families, and raised money for charity. Organised by Surrey Police Volunteers, led by Lynn Hunt, the awards recognise the inspirational character and achievement […]

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County Council Elections

Congratulations to all our Conservative County Councillors elected yesterday. It was a strong set of results for us on bread and butter local issues. In Elmbridge, we saw important gains in support, and I was proud to campaign alongside our excellent local team. Now, we turn to the General Election, which will naturally shift the […]

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Walton-on-Thames Trading Alliance – AGM

Yesterday, I went along to Walton-on-Thames Trading Alliance (WoTTA) to support their AGM. Joanna Gordon (pictured below) is a local dynamo with huge ambition both to boost local retail and support small businesses, but also to promote community spirit. She outlined her plans in front of a local throng of businesses, councillors and residents that […]

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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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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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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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Parliamentary Debate on the Impact of Heathrow Airport in Elmbridge

Yesterday, I secured a Westminster Hall Debate to raise the local impact in Elmbridge of the proposed expansion of Heathrow with Transport Minister Andrew Jones. I used this opportunity to raise the concerns of constituents, particularly those in Moseley and Walton-on-Thames who are especially concerned about the current operations and the implications of a third […]

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