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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.

Southend Standard Column

Since I was first elected in 2005 I have corresponded with over 16,500 constituents on a wide range of topics such as housing and healthcare to national government policies.

Southend Standard Column

Well, I think it is fair to say that Southend has been the place to be recently for Ministerial visits. In the last two weeks we have had three Government Ministers in the town.

Southend Standard Column

The last two weeks have flown by, I can't believe that we are fast approaching February, where does the time go.

Southend Standard Column

Happy New Year! I can't believe that we are over half way through January already. 2012 is going to be an incredible year. You can't escape the impending Olympics.

Southend Standard Column

I can't believe that we are fast approaching the end of 2011 and the festive season is now upon us. In addition to the Parliamentary commitments and constituency events I have been to some festive events, I am looking forward to attending a few more before the end of the year.

Southend Standard Column

In my column last week I wrote about a constituency day and so this week I thought it would be a good opportunity to provide you with an insight into a typical day in Parliament.

Southend Standard Column

Prior to the 2010 general election I was appointed as a Opposition Whip with responsibility for the Treasury and I worked with George Osborne.