Fire at 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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Election 2017 – 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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