Sam's Snapshot

18 FEB 2015

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...

18 FEB 2015

Tandridge District Council to freeze Council Tax for fifth year running

I strongly welcome the recommendation from Tandridge District Council's Committee to freeze council tax for 2015/16. This will be the fifth year that district council tax has been frozen, and the decision will be put forward to Council for agreement...

05 FEB 2015

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...

03 FEB 2015

Gatwick update: response to Airports Commission consultation

Here is the text of the response that I have submitted to the Airports Commission consultation on future air capacity for the South East: Dear Sirs, As the Member of Parliament for East Surrey, I wish to make a submission to raise concerns on...

02 FEB 2015

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...

29 JAN 2015

Response from Oxted School Governors

Further to my letter to the Governors of Oxted School (see previous post), please click here to read the Governors' response.

Welcome to my website! It is my enormous privilege to serve the people of East Surrey, and I hope that this website provides a useful insight into the work I do as your MP.

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Profile interview with the Evening Standard

Please click here to read a profile interview I gave to the Evening Standard, covering my background and role as Childcare and Education Minister.