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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Visiting Local Schools in Elmbridge

Today, I visited three local schools in Elmbridge – ACS Cobham International, Hinchley Wood Secondary School and Rowan Preparatory School in Claygate. As well as catching up with the schools’ plans for the future, it is a great chance to engage with local youngsters. At Hinchley Wood School, I spoke to a group of Year […]

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Molesey & District Antiques Society

Yesterday, I addressed the Molesey & District Antiques Society after their tour of Parliament. The Society organise social events throughout the year, as well as visits to interesting venues across the country. I spoke to the group about the three key roles of a MP – helping people with individual problems, championing the interests of […]

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Friends of Hurst Park

On Friday, I visited Friends of Hurst Park, a local group of people who are campaigning to protect and preserve the Hurst Park Meadow area. I had a good chat with the group about their aim to guarantee green space status for Hurst Park. They are concerned about the potential risk of future developments on Hurst […]

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Doing Our Bit to Support Refugees

On Friday, I met with Elmbridge CAN – a local community group working to support the acceptance of refugees within Elmbridge. I had a useful and productive meeting with Becky Hill and her dedicated team who work hard to facilitate collaboration with both local and national stakeholders to raise awareness of refugees and to try […]

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Tackling Local Homelessness

Today, I went along to support Helen Watson, CEO of Elmbridge Rentstart, at a reception in the House of Lords. Elmbridge Rentstart does a great job supporting homeless people in Elmbridge on low incomes to access accommodation in the private rented sector. This helps to promote independence for vulnerable people – around 25% of the […]

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Hinchley Wood Mothers’ Union

Last night, I visited the Hinchley Wood Mothers’ Union (HWMU) at St. Christopher’s Church. The Mothers’ Union are a fantastic local group, which form part of their larger international parent organisation. HWMU run a regular programme of events throughout the year, supporting the work of the parish of Hinchley Wood, as well as the wider […]

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