Flooding

Although the River Thames provides a picturesque and historic setting for our constituency, it has also caused much trepidation and suffering for local residents in recent years through serious incidents of flooding. The areas of Staines, Chertsey and Egham Hythe were hit particularly badly throughout the winter of 2013-14, with severe floods affecting thousands of […]

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St. Peter’s Hospital and the NHS

In this constituency, our NHS district general hospital is St. Peter’s Hospital. Originally built to serve casualties of WW2, St. Peter’s has been much developed over the years to provide the main acute services for the boroughs of Woking, Runnymede, Spelthorne and the western part of Elmbridge. I hold regular meetings with the hospital management […]

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Transport

Runnymede and Weybridge is home to many commuter towns and therefore good transport services are crucial to local residents travelling to and from the capital. I regularly meet with representatives from the local train service providers, including South West Trains (SWT), to raise concerns on behalf of my constituents to ensure they are getting the […]

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Schools

Every child deserves the best start in life. That means making sure there are enough school places for the children in the local community, and encouraging businesses to forge links with local schools to inspire young people and demonstrate the opportunities that are open to them. I am committed to improving educational facilities in our […]

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Charities and Volunteer Groups

I am honoured to be patron of several local charities and voluntary organisations, including the White Lodge Centre, which provides support for thousands of disabled children, and Egham Museum, which recently commemorated the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. Although my ministerial role as Chancellor of the Exchequer prevents me from supporting to specific campaigns […]

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