News

City of London warns ministers on immigration in Brexit deal

Central government’s number one priority around Brexit right now must be to provide clarity for the City of London on the status of EU workers living here, and those wishing to live here in future, according to the body representing the financial centre.

Ashford North Residents Association meeting

I am always happy to be invited to residents’ association meetings as this gives me a great opportunity to meet with local people and discuss the issues that matter to them. As always, there was a fantastic turn out and a good discussion.

Job Centre Visit - Universal Credit

I was happy to meet the dedicated and hardworking team at Staines Job Centre. We discussed the Universal Credit roll out, and the work that is taking place to ensure the transition is smooth and trouble free.

Digital Garage event with Google

I arranged for Google to come to Spelthorne and deliver a detailed workshop for local businesses helping them to master the digital world and better promote their businesses via social and digital media channels. We had a great turnout and the event was informative and interactive.

Heathrow: Stanwell Moor campaign to be included in compensation

Heathrow Airport expansion: Stanwell Moor residents' campaign for inclusion into compensation scheme backed by Spelthorne MP

Residents of a Spelthorne village say it's "completely unfair" it has not been included in Heathrow Airport's property compensation scheme.

Spelthorne Museum Opening

I was pleased to re-open the Spelthorne Museum following its redecoration, and to inaugurate the new temporary exhibition on the history of the Fire Service in Spelthorne. This coincided with the 280th anniversary of when 1738 fire engine was built for the Parish of Staines.

Kwarteng: 'It doesn't have to be a hard border'

Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng has told the Today programme there needs to be "some distinction" between customs union and non customs union areas but ruled out that that would mean a hard border in Northern Ireland.