Sam's Snapshot

21 NOV 2014

Pupils must be free to speak out on mental health issues, without fear: my speech on our schools-based strategy to improve children's mental health services

Click here to read my comments at the Children and Young People Now awards, in which I discuss my vision for the future of children and adolescent mental health services...

19 NOV 2014

Protecting the green belt in Bletchingley

Residents in Bletchingley are rightly very concerned by an application to convert land on Warwick Wold Road for use as a traveller site. This is green belt land that sits within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The...

13 NOV 2014

Aircraft Noise: Gatwick needs to think again on P-RNAV

Residents have now experienced months of misery due to increased aviation noise, as a result of the introduction of the Precision Area Navigation System (P-RNAV) for aircraft at Gatwick. Enough is enough; Gatwick must think again over the impact this...

13 NOV 2014

Childcare: our moral mission

Yesterday I spoke at the Nursery World Business Summit, to talk about the role of innovation within the sector and our moral mission to give the next generation the best possible start in life. You can read the speech here:

10 NOV 2014

Horley town centre needs free parking

Free parking is a simple idea that could make a big difference to businesses in Horley. When people don't have to worry about watching the clock to move their cars, they take longer and visit more shops than they otherwise would, helping local firms...

07 NOV 2014

Sam Direct in South Nutfield

On Friday I was at the Christ Church Hall in South Nutfield, for the latest 'Sam Direct' – an informal opportunity for residents to come along and ask questions of me as your local MP. The event was well attended with around 60 people from South...

31 OCT 2014

Giving children the best start in life: speech at Policy Exchange

Last week I gave a speech to the think-tank Policy Exchange in my capacity as Minister for Childcare and Education, in which I outlined some of my thoughts on how we give children the best start in life. You can read the speech here:

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