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CONSTITUENCY BLOG - HORSE HILL OIL WELL

A number of constituents have contacted me to express their concerns about the ongoing oil exploration taking place at Horse Hill in the extreme south of the constituency.

Case Update

Update 15th October 2018: Following pressure from the community and my intervention to the Immigration Minister, I am delighted to share that the Home Office has taken the decision to grant my constituent, Dr Awai Leave to Remain.This is fantastic news both for her and East Surrey Hospital.

CONSITUENCY BLOG - LOCAL PRIORITIES

During the summer Parliamentary recess, I have once again been considering the local priorities that will be driving my agenda in the coming months.

Blog Post - Reducing Re-Offending

Ever since my period as Parliamentary Under-Secretary at State at the Ministry of Justice, I have taken a keen interest in sentencing policy and criminal justice. I believe that, fundamental to our system, there must be a greater emphasis on the rehabilitation of offenders to reduce re-offending and the repeated cycle of condemning vulnerable petty offenders to harden into serial criminals in our overcrowded prisons.

Constituency Blog – RAIL CHAOS UPDATE - UNDERTAKINGS

In view of the serious hardships being imposed on the local rail travelling public as a result of the bodged implementation of GTRs new timetable, many constituents have, understandably, contacted me to ask what I have been doing about it. This blog is intended to provide information about meetings I have had this week with the Secretary of State (SoS) for Transport and senior personnel from Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) on this issue.