Sam's Snapshot

10 APR 2014

Network Rail withdraws proposals for Lingfield station

Having held further discussions with Network Rail yesterday in support of residents concerned by the proposed ramped footbridge at Lingfield station, I am pleased to announce that earlier today the proposals were withdrawn. I strongly welcome this...

04 APR 2014

Flooding: latest update on support available

The latest update on flooding from Tandridge District Council is as follows: Flood support information for businesses and homeowners Applications for repair and renew grants are now open. The grant application process consists of five stages. The...

26 MAR 2014

Sam Gyimah MP welcomes Young Epilepsy to Parliament

I was delighted to host an event in Parliament on Monday with Young Epilepsy to mark the launch of the charity's Manifesto for Change. This event followed the successful passage of the Children & Families Act through Parliament, which received Royal...

20 MAR 2014

Flood recovery in Smallfield update

On Friday, I visited Smallfield to assess the latest progress of recovery following the recent floods. I met with Liz Cutter, Chair of Burstow and Smallfield Parish Council, Council Clerk Jeannie Crosby, and spoke with a number of residents whose...

19 MAR 2014

Support for savers in Budget 2014

This afternoon the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his annual Budget to Parliament. Alongside measures to extend tax free childcare, reduce Beer Duty, and provide a further income tax cut for 24 million people through increases to the personal...

17 MAR 2014

Sam Direct in Lingfield

It was a pleasure to meet with Lingfield residents at my latest Sam Direct event on Thursday evening, which was once again a success with almost 50 people attending. Questions from residents had a strong local focus and covered a wide range of...

12 MAR 2014

Sam Direct in Chaldon

I was delighted that more than 50 people were able to attend my 'Sam Direct' in Chaldon last Friday, for an evening of discussion and questions. An extensive range of topics were covered, from welfare to immigration, High Speed rail to cyber-security...

11 MAR 2014

Addressing local rail services: meeting with Southern Rail & Network Rail

In response to a rise in the number of constituents contacting my office with concerns about local rail services, last Thursday (6th March) I convened a meeting between Southern Rail, Network Rail, and a panel of regular train users from across the...

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