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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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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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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The Esher College Success Story …

Last week, I visited Dan Dean (Principal) and Terry Price (Chair of Governors) at Esher College. After really feeling the pinch of the public financial pressures in recent years, it was good to be able to meet up after the Chancellor’s Spending Review, with news that the national base rate funding per student in colleges […]

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National Citizen Service

This week, I joined the National Citizen Service (NCS) for the third week of one of their summer programs – at Sandown Park in Esher. A team of 12 volunteers (16 – 17 year olds) from across Surrey were working on the theme of social inclusion. Their first week involved them travelling to Devon, completing […]

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Downside Nursery Sportsday

Last Friday, I visited Krystyna Griffiths and her fabulous team at Downside Nursery, for their annual sportsday (pictured below). Many parents also joined the occasion, creating a wonderful atmosphere in the glorious sunshine. The children were fantastic – incredibly well-behaved, and very enthusiastic about the races! I also got the chance to catch up with […]

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Top of the Class

Last week, I visited Walton Oak School in Walton for the Top of the Class final. Organised by our brilliant Walton Rotary Club, it is an annual competition between Year 6 pupils at schools right across the borough. This year, 18 schools fought it out in several rounds, until we got down to the final […]

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