GCSE Citizenship at Esher High School

This morning, I visited Esher High School to meet with two year 10 students who got in touch with me about their GCSE Citizenship project. Lucie Hepworth and Abbie Marskell (pictured with me above), in Miss Lockheart’s class, have started a campaign for fully-subsidised travel for under-18s on all London buses. Currently, fares are subsidised […]

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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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Reed’s School Speech Day

Last Saturday, I joined Reed’s School in Cobham for their annual Speech Day, at the invitation of the Headmaster, Mark Hoskins. Reed’s is a fantastic school, and I helped to hand out prizes for academic, artistic and sporting achievement. It was a pleasure to meet so many talented and accomplished youngsters. But, I was most […]

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BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat EU Debate

Last night, I took part in BBC Radio One’s Newsbeat EU Referendum debate, putting the case for voting to Leave, against Labour MP and Remain campaigner Chuka Umunna. The audience was made up of millennials, asking questions about the impact of Brexit on topics from immigration, to the economy and law-making. It was a great […]

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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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St Alban’s Primary School Parliament

Last week, I dropped in to St Alban’s Catholic Primary School in East Molesey, to speak to the school following an invitation from their School Parliament, which is made up of year 6 pupils in Mrs Martin’s class. I talked about the work I do as an MP representing 78,000 people in Parliament, making and […]

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Jack’s Kitchen

Last Friday, I cut the ribbon at the lunch time launch of Jack’s Kitchen, the new restaurant at the Holiday Inn in Long Ditton, at the invitation of the owners, Mr and Mrs Sampathkumar, and general manager Gagan Sharma. It was a fantastic occasion, and I wore a shawl and garland for my part in […]

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National Apprenticeship Week

Last week, I joined apprentices and staff at Waitrose in Cobham, to mark National Apprenticeship Week 2016. I was met by store manager Will Lane and local co-ordinator Caroline Fielding, and got the opportunity to shadow the two apprentices working in the Cobham store, Paige and Jake (pictured with me above) to see the kind […]

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Elmbridge Community Fund comes to Parliament

Last Thursday, I hosted an event at the House of Commons to spread awareness of the Elmbridge Community Fund, a local fund designed to raise funds to provide grants to help local groups and charities supporting pockets of social need in Elmbridge. We were joined by local panelists – including Chair Richard Waller, Wendy Varcoe […]

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