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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Sunbury and Walton Sea Cadets

Last night, I popped in on TS Black Swan, headquarters of Sunbury and Walton Sea Cadets. Commanding Officer, John Kelly, and Chair of Trustees, Gail Cramp, introduced me to their local team, gave me an update on the cadets’ latest and upcoming activities, and briefed me on the refurbishment since last year’s floods, which created […]

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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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Claygate Flower Show

On Saturday, Claygate Flower Show basked in gorgeous sunshine. Bonnie Fitzpatrick and her stellar team organised another amazing event. There was a great mix of the traditional flower show, and Claygate’s answer to Crufts, along with some more contemporary events like dance and martial arts (pictured below). This year, again, I enjoyed the honour of […]

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