Budget 2015

Yesterday, the Chancellor delivered his final Budget of this Parliament. The Budget included an update on the economic progress made over the last five years, with record employment, the deficit halved, higher living standards than when this Government came into office and the fastest growing economy in the G7, as…

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Life-saving changes to paediatric first aid

This week I was proud to announce life-saving changes to paediatric first aid for nursery staff, after conducting a review in the wake of the death of Millie Thompson, a nine month old baby who choked to death on her third day at nursery. You can read the full story…

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First ever East Surrey Dementia Summit

On Friday, I hosted the first ever East Surrey Dementia Summit at Bletchingley Golf Club, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society. I am delighted that the event was attended by over 70 people, including local residents and healthcare professionals, and provided an opportunity to discuss in detail the issues surrounding…

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East Surrey Dementia Summit- Register now!

Dementia is one of the greatest health challenges facing Britain today, and with approximately 1,518 people living with dementia in East Surrey alone, it is vital we make our community as dementia friendly as possible. I am therefore delighted to be holding the first ever East Surrey Dementia Summit with…

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Supporting local businesses: Access to Finance Summit

On Friday, I hosted an Access to Finance summit, the latest in a series of events to help local businesses, at the Surrey National Golf Club in Chaldon. I am pleased that around 50 people were able to attend the event, including a range of local firms. The event provided…

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Oxted School: update, consultation extended

Over the past few weeks I have been contacted by a large number of parents and prospective parents of pupils at Oxted School concerned about the proposed change to Foundation Status and then Academy. I have since spoken with parents, the headteachers and Governors of the school, and noted comments…

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