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Southend Standard Column

During the summer recess, in addition to attending lots of different constituency events, it is also an opportunity to reflect on the achievements that the Coalition Government has delivered.

Southend Standard Column

As I write my column today I am sat in my constituency offices and I have just looked at my diary for the next couple of months. I am delighted to be able to spend time in the constituency

Southend Standard Column

This Friday the Olympic Torch visited both Rochford and Southend during its 70 day tour around the UK, bringing with it the excitement of the Olympic Games.

Southend Standard Column

One of the many things I enjoy about my job is the wide range of events, organisations, businesses and Parliamentary duties I attend and undertake. These past two weeks have been no exception.

Southend Standard Column

The Queen's Speech took place earlier this month. The Government has accomplished a lot since the 2010 general election however, we must now look ahead and focus on what the Government is looking to achieve over the next Parliamentary session

Southend Standard Column

Last Thursday was polling day for the local elections. I have been asked on numerous occasions what I do on election day so I thought I would dedicate this column to my activity last Thursday.

Southend Standard Column

Ordinarily my column is focused around what I have been doing since the last column, either activity in Parliament or in Southend. However, over the last couple of weeks the majority of my time has been spent speaking to residents on the door step in the run up to the local elections next week.

Southend Standard Column

Since George Osborne presented the budget to Parliament, one of the issues that has been raised is the impact that the budget will have on pensioners. I have dedicated this fortnightly column to address the concerns that have been raised with me

Southend Standard Column

What a fantastic week this has been for Southend. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has been judged the best council in Britain and was awarded Council of the Year 2012 at the Local Government Chronicle Awards.