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Southend Driving Test Centre

James Duddridge (Rochford and Southend, East) (Con): I am most grateful for the opportunity to raise the issue of the Driving Standard Agency's proposed closure of Southend driving test centre, to which 3,000 people have objected in the petition that I presented to the House a few moments ago.

JAMES WARNS OF CAR TAX HIKE

James Duddridge, MP for Rochford and Southend East, has today expressed concern about plans to hike taxes on family cars, warning that working families across Southend will find it even harder to cope with the soaring cost of living.

JAMES REQUESTS ST GEORGE'S DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY

James Duddridge, MP for Rochford and Southend East, is looking forward to celebrating St George's Day on Wednesday - to such an extent that he has signed a motion in Parliament calling for the national day to be made into an annual public holiday.

JAMES WELCOMES CAMERON'S CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

James Duddridge, MP for Rochford and Southend East, has welcomed David Cameron's national launch of the Conservative Party's campaign ahead of local elections on 1st May.

JAMES RAISES FEARS OVER CREDIT-CRUNCH IMPACT ON LOCAL HOMEOWNERS

James Duddridge, MP for Rochford and Southend East, has today expressed concern at new figures which warn that hundreds of families in Southend and Rochford could be amongst the 5 million British families at risk of defaulting on mortgage payments and losing their home.

JAMES WELCOMES OPPORTUNITY FOR KURSAAL FOOTBALL TEAM

James Duddridge, MP for Rochford and Southend East, is delighted to announce that young football players from Kursaal will be taking on Clapton FC in East London tomorrow, in a rare opportunity to play against a semi-professional side.