Hersham Youth Centre

Last night, I visited Hersham Youth Centre. I gave a short talk on my role as a MP and Minister and then chatted to the youngsters, asking them what changes they would make if they had the chance. My thanks to Warren Ayres and Chris Beck from Hersham Youth Centre who organise a range of […]

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Barclays Business Breakfast

This morning, I attended a business breakfast roundtable discussion which was sponsored by Barclays Bank. The aim of the breakfast was for local small businesses to introduce themselves and discuss their biggest opportunities and challenges. I then responded to each business individually, and took questions on the budget, planning regulations, business rates, HMRC and Brexit. […]

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The Medicine Garden Launch

Last night, I went along to the opening of the Medicine Garden restaurant in Cobham, hosted by owner Paul Studholme (pictured with me below). Paul and his team put on a delicious showcase of locally-sourced food and drink. The new restaurant serves breakfast and lunch in a beautiful walled garden setting. You can read more […]

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Esher Friendship Centre

Today, I visited Esher Friendship Centre. The group, coordinated by Frank and Gill Smith, is a social forum for retired people to meet like-minded local residents and make friends in the area. The group meets every month at Claygate Church and run a varied programme of weekly events including walks, quizzes, lunches and visiting places […]

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The UK offer to the EU

Following the Prime Minister’s speech in Florence, on Friday, I have penned a column for The Sun on Sunday,  summarising the key points – on how we intend to take back control of our laws, money and borders, while offering a positive and optimistic ‘win-win’ deal to our European partners. You can read it here. […]

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