02 FEB 2017

Helen supports World Cancer Day 2017

Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant was happy to show her support for World Cancer Day 2017 by attending a drop in day held by Cancer Research UK. Mrs Grant met with representatives from seven of the UK's leading Cancer charities, along with patients, cancer nurses and researchers. The charit...


01 FEB 2017

MP Secures House of Commons Debate on Military Base Closures

Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant has secured a debate in the House of Commons to discuss the plans to close 91 military bases across the UK. This is a key milestone in her fight to convince the Government to abandon its plans to close Invicta Park Barracks in Maidstone. Helen made the appli...


31 JAN 2017

Funding the Centenary

MP Helen Grant has called on businesses in her constituency of Maidstone and the Weald to take advantage of grants offered by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). As part of the World War One centenary commemorations, HLF has made £2million available this year for communities looking to explore, ...


11 JAN 2017

The Crime and Courts Act 2013

Statement by Helen Grant MP on triggering Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 This week sees the close of the Government consultation on Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, today's written ministerial statement demonstrated the broad interest which this attracted with over 140,000 ...


23 NOV 2016

Helen Grant MP bestows lifetime achievement award

Pioneering UK civil rights campaigner Paul Stephenson honoured in Westminster Helen Grant MP for Maidstone & The Weald, joined Diversity UK's 4th birthday celebrations and delivered the charity's inaugural annual Westminster lecture in which she honored Paul Stephenson OBE. In her speech Mrs G...


23 NOV 2016

Victory in fuel duty freeze campaign after Autumn Statement

Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant has welcomed Chancellor Philip Hammond's decision to freeze fuel duty in today's Autumn Statement. It comes after Helen, along with more than 50 other MPs, signed a letter to Mr Hammond urging him to help hard-pressed families and small businesses in places ...


21 NOV 2016

MP Presses Minister for tough action against poor rail services

Government sanctions against Southeastern should include loss of franchise says Helen Grant MP Helen Grant MP has met with Rail Minister Paul Maynard about the poor service suffered by the people of Maidstone and the Weald under the Southeastern rail franchise. After last winter's dreadful perform...


15 NOV 2016

MP oils the wheels to drive down fuel prices

Helen Grant MP for Maidstone for The Weald, has joined forces with her MP colleagues, urging Chancellor Philip Hammond to commit to cutting fuel duty in his Autumn Statement. A litre of unleaded petrol is nearly £1.20 and although there has been a small reduction in wholesale prices, the savi...


02 NOV 2016

Helen slams 'nonsensical' housing targets

Local MP Helen Grant has spoken up today for the people of Maidstone and the Weald in a Westminster Hall Debate discussing housing in Kent. The thirty minute debate, brought forward by fellow Kent MP Gordon Henderson, was intending to highlight a feeling that Kent is being asked to take too many ne...


26 OCT 2016

Making a stand against FGM

Helen Grant MP with Hibo Wardere Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant showed her support for survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by attending the opening of a unique art exhibition in parliament last week. "Stories from FGM Survivors" showcased four portraits painted by London artist ...


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15 FEB 2017

MP takes fight for barracks to the floor of the House

Closure of Invicta Park Barracks to be debated in Westminster Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant will be leading a parliamentary debate next week as part of her campaign to save Invicta Park...


14 FEB 2017

The stamp of approval

MP Helen Grant has called on school children in her Maidstone and the Weald constituency to get creative and help to design Royal Mail's 2017 Christmas Stamp. Royal Mail are asking children of...


13 FEB 2017

Lord Digby Jones to launch new-look Frederic's Bistro

Lord Digby Jones joins MP Helen Grant in Maidstone Lord Digby Jones and Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant will cut the ribbon on a new extension to a popular Maidstone restaurant next...