Eikon Charity Event

On Tuesday, I had the great pleasure of hosting Eikon for a reception at 11 Downing Street. Eikon is local charity, based in Addlestone, which works with young people all over Surrey. Over the past twenty years, I have seen Eikon grow from the small charity it started out as (the New Haw Youth Project), […]

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Proscription of Hezbollah

I have been contacted by a number of constituents regarding the proscription of Hezbollah. Proscription is an important part of the Government’s strategy to disrupt the activities of terrorist groups and those who provide support to them. Under section 3 of the Terrorism Act 2000, the Home Secretary has the power to proscribe an organisation […]

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Hospital Car Parking Charges

A number of constituents have contacted me about hospital parking charges. Decisions regarding hospital car parking are taken locally by NHS Trusts and must take account of local circumstances and community interests. The guidance states that charges should be reasonable for the area and concessions should be available to certain groups such as people with […]

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Use of Fireworks

I have been contacted by a number of my constituents regarding the use of fireworks. The Police have the power to issue penalty notices to persons aged 16 and over for a range of offences related to the misuse of fireworks. These offences include throwing fireworks, possession of a firework designated only for displays, possession […]

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Surrey Conservatives Area Conference

I had the great pleasure of opening the Surrey Conservatives Area Conference on Saturday 20th January in Woking, where I met a large number of our hardworking, local volunteers. The programme for this year’s conference was centred around campaigning, including a talk in the afternoon about the use of social media. I hope that all […]

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Starlight Children’s Christmas Party

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of hosting 45 children for the Starlight Christmas Party at 11 Downing Street. Starlight Children’s Foundation is a national children’s charity that is dedicated to brightening the lives of children and teenagers suffering from a serious or terminal illness. Joining me and the children at the party were a […]

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Autumn Budget 2017

Yesterday, in the House of Commons, I delivered the Autumn Budget. This Budget lays the foundations for a Britain fit for the future – investing for the long-term while supporting families and businesses under pressure now, setting a path to a more prosperous Britain by: Building the New Economy, taking the National Productivity Investment Fund […]

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