Coopers Hill Lawn Tennis Club

On Friday 6th Ocotber, I had the great pleasure of switching on the new floodlights at Coopers Hill Lawn Tennis Club in Englefield Green. The floodlights, paid for by fundraising and a charitable grant from The London Marathon Charitable Trust, will make it possible for tennis players of all ages to be able to play […]

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Weybridge Hospital Update

Over the past few weeks, I have had numerous meetings with representatives from the local Clinical Commissioning Group, to discuss the measures that have been put in place to ensure that local residents continue to have easy access to various health services. However, discussions are still underway to determine the best medium and long-term courses […]

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The Chertsey Show

I was delighted to be able to attend the Chertsey Show again this year on Sunday 13th August. It is always an excellent day out and I try to go every year. This year at the show, I was given the honour of presenting prizes in the cattle classes. It was also great to catch […]

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Weybridge Community Hospital

  On Wednesday 12th July, I visited the site of the devastating fire which destroyed Weybridge Community Hospital. Upon arrival, I observed the final Silver Briefing with representatives from the Police, Fire and Rescue Services, Elmbridge Borough Council and Central Surrey Health (CSH). I was then shown around the remains of the hospital by Bryn […]

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General Election – Thank You

Thank you for choosing to return me as your Member of Parliament for Runnymede and Weybridge. Over the last seven years, I have tried hard to balance my role as your local MP with my Ministerial duties in the Government.  I hope that the result last Thursday is an indication that I have got that balance […]

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River Thames Scheme Update

Plans for the River Thames Scheme, a major programme of flood defences and projects, continue to develop and we have already secured £250 million in funding. As a local MP and the Prime Minister’s Flood Envoy for the Thames Valley, I’m delighted the Government has committed significant funding to the Scheme, but further investment is […]

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SWT Consultation Response

The Department for Transport ran a consultation earlier this year seeking input on priorities for the next South Western rail franchise. My own response to this consultation as a local MP within the area concerned is detailed below.   “I write in response to the Department of Transport’s consultation over the South Western Rail Franchise. […]

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Network Rail – Egham Station Work

Local residents have recently been alerted to planned improvement works by Network Rail to extend platforms at Egham station to accommodate 10-couch trains. The work will take place from mid-July 2016 until early 2017 and is part of Network Rail’s 2014-2019 £40 billion Railway Upgrade Plan and £800 million investment in the Wessex Route. Network […]

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Brooklands Budget

I am delighted that Brooklands Museum, a local landmark and the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, has received £1 million from the Government’s Libor funding. Announced in the 2016 Budget, this award will fill the funding gap for the museum’s £8 million regeneration project to restore the Brooklands Aircraft Factory, which will include re-opening […]

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Network Rail Feasibility Study (Airtrack)

Network Rail has recently conducted a Southern Rail Access to Heathrow Feasibility Study to assess the viability of a new rail line serving Heathrow Airport from the South as part of the rail industry’s Long-Term Planning Process. Network Rail have stated that “the purpose of this study is to inform Government of the potential market, […]

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