A Conservative Manifesto for Aspirational Britain

Today, Prime Minister Theresa May launched the 2017 Conservative election manifesto. It is a bold prospectus for keeping the economy firing on all cylinders, delivering lower taxes, easing the pressure from the cost of living, making our society more meritocratic, addressing burning social challengers like care for the elderly, and – of course – making […]

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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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Rydens Enterprise School

Last week, I visited Rydens Enterprise School in Hersham. I had a useful discussion with the new Head of School, Mrs Payne, who updated me on the latest renovation plans, and we also talked about the school’s wider ambitions. I also took some time to take a raft of questions from a group of Year […]

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Visit to Esher College

Last Friday, I talked to politics students at Esher College about my role as MP, what it is like to be a government minister and the direction of travel on Brexit. I then answered questions from the enthusiastic students on why I wanted to become an MP, legislation around unions and the refugee situation in […]

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Visit to Cranmere School

On Friday, I visited Cranmere School in Esher. I was given a tour of the newly extended school, which includes a spacious play area and a brand new IT suite where the pupils are learning computer programming and coding. I then spoke to the School Council for 30 minutes and took questions about the role […]

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Visit to Danes Hill School

On Friday, I visited Danes Hill School in Oxshott. I had a chat with the Headteacher, Mr Murdock, and then spoke to the School Council, which is made up of 30 boys and girls between the ages of 11-13. I explained the three key roles of being an MP – helping individual people when they […]

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West Molesey Sea Scouts

Last week, I visited the 1st Jaguar Sea Scouts Group in West Molesey. Liam Quinn, the Scout Leader, welcomed me and introduced me to the Scouts. I spoke to them about what an MP does, how Parliament works and what Government Ministers do. I then answered a range of questions from the very bright and […]

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Elmbridge Free School gets go-ahead

One of my key campaigns since becoming an MP has been increasing the number of school places here in Elmbridge. It was brilliant news, then, that yesterday Prime Minister David Cameron gave the go-ahead for the ElmWey Learning Trust to open a brand new Free School in Elmbridge – the Heathside School, Walton on Thames. […]

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