15 MAY 2018

Showing Support for The Royal British Legion

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald recently met with The Royal British Legion in Parliament to discuss support for the Armed Forces community in Maidstone and The Weald and to show her support for the outstanding work which the charity undertakes. The Royal British Legion...


26 APR 2018

Enoch Powell has nothing to do with the Conversative Party I know today

An invitation to comment on changes in Conservative Party attitudes to race and ethnicity, in the fifty years since Enoch Powell's Birmingham speech, seems to suggest that Powell was the voice of the Tories at the time. The fact that his speech resulted in a unanimously supported summary dismissal ...


24 APR 2018

Helen urges Minister to 'speed up' Broadband

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald, has called on the Government to step up its efforts to boost broadband speeds in rural parts of Maidstone and the Weald. Helen has written to Margot James MP, Minister of State for Digital and the Creative Industries, following the re...


19 APR 2018

CHOGM and Windrush

This month the UK hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), bringing together leaders from all the member countries for a week, in London and Windsor. The theme was: 'Towards a common future', cementing the unified vision of all 53 nations. It is a moment when leaders come toge...


11 APR 2018

Helen keeps the pressure up on local train services

Since becoming the MP for Maidstone and The Weald in 2010, Helen Grant has continuously campaigned to improve and maintain local train services. Recently her work has seen her take local concerns to the very top; meeting with the Secretary of State Chris Grayling MP to discuss Maidstone's High Spee...


28 MAR 2018

National Apprenticeship Week - Op-Ed

The theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2018 was 'Apprenticeships Work.' However as I spent the week meeting apprentices, employers, and celebrating the many successes that apprenticeships can bring – I felt as though my own #NAW2018 had a slightly different theme, that being 'Apprenticeshi...


22 MAR 2018

Equality of opportunity

Spring is special because it evokes a feeling of renewal and expectation, and in that vein my Party held its Spring Forum last week; planning the year ahead, building upon recent achievements, learning lessons and reflecting upon our core values. Equality of opportunity is an essential element of t...


12 MAR 2018

Helen's #NAW2018

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald has reflected on a successful National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2018) by calling upon businesses and students in her constituency to consider how an apprenticeship could change their lives or their organisation. As the Chair of the Gover...


06 MAR 2018

Increasing Diversity and Inclusivity in Apprenticeships

I totally share the Prime Minister's commitment to create a country that works for everyone. A crucial component of achieving this is providing our young people with the opportunity to get on and get up in life irrespective of their background. Apprenticeships are a cornerstone of the plan to make o...


22 FEB 2018

Helen Receives Constituency Tour With a Difference

An interactive map created by Citizens Advice that reveals the concerns of people in Maidstone and the Weald has been presented to Helen Grant MP. Helen was taken on a ward-by-ward virtual tour of her constituency and shown the problems people living in the area are getting help for at Citizens Adv...


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Helen's column

17 MAY 2018

A Tribute to Tessa Jowell

Kent Messenger Column – 17-05-18 When I was first thinking of becoming involved in politics, I was lucky enough to spend some time with Dame Tessa Jowell. She was warm, funny and hugely engaging;...


10 MAY 2018

Breast Cancer Screening

Kent Messenger Column- 10-05-18  I was extremely concerned to learn last week about the failure, dating back to 2009, to invite 450,000 women to their final breast cancer screening. Firstly, I know...


03 MAY 2018

Engaging in local politics

Kent Messenger Column - 03-05-18 Today (Thursday 3rd May) is local government polling day. It's the day you get to choose who you want to run your local services and plan for the future of...