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James Calls for Action on Children Carrying Knives

James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, has asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Office, Victoria Atkins MP, what more can be done to stop children carrying knives in a misplaced sense of security.

Let’s build on the great culture we have in Southend

Here in Southend we are lucky to have a thriving cultural scene, with great facilities such as the Beecroft art gallery, the Jazz centre in the old central library and many pieces of artwork that can be found around the town including in the victoria shopping centre.

James receives assurances on Southend HMRC Offices

James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, has received assurances from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Pay Master General, Mel Stride MP, that the HMRC jobs in Southend will be retained until 2022.

James visits Openreach to discuss rural broadband

James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, has visited the headquarters of Openreach to discuss issues surrounding Rural Broadband.

James, who's constituency includes very rural areas including Barling and Foulness Island said,

James Welcomes Cultural Funding for Southend

James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, has welcomed the announcement from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport that Southend is one of 11 local authorities to be included in the Thames Gateway Cultural Development Fund.

Celebrate the achievements of our local schools

It is important that every child is provided with a good education so that they all are given the start to life that allows them to achieve their full potential, regardless of their background.

The hidden gems in Southend

Southend has so many wonderful organisations working within it, many of which are quite obviously there in plain sight such as IPECO, Adventure Island, and London Southend Airport to name a few. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg.