14 DEC 2017

Dog lover Helen supports Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity invited a host of MPs and Peers to its annual House of Commons reception, where the charity – who coined the famous slogan – 'A dog is for Life, not just for Christmas' asked for support in the fight against Puppy Smuggling. In attendance ...


28 NOV 2017

Local Flood Hero Wins National Award

Andy Bord (CEO of FloodRe), Helen Grant MP, Geraldine Brown, Angela Gent (Yalding Parish Council Clerk), Therese Coffey MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DEFRA) Yalding flood hero Geraldine Brown has won a prestigious national award in Parliament, having been nominated by Maidstone &a...


16 NOV 2017

Maidstone Apprentice wins the day at nation's biggest 'Skills Show'

An apprentice who cut his teeth with Barclays Bank in Maidstone's Fremlin Walk has won a major competition at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Kieron Kennerley was at the Skills Show to take part in a Youth Summit along with 100 other young people. As part of the summit, the young appr...


16 NOV 2017

The Social Mobility Foundation

Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant has thrown her support behind a project which aims to drive up social mobility. The Aspiring Professionals Programme (APP) is run completely free of charge by the Social Mobility Foundation for Year 12 students interested in Accountancy, Banking & Finance,...


15 NOV 2017

Helen Grant MP congratulates young fishing champions

Twenty-four young anglers from across the UK were recognised at the House of Commons last week in the Fishing for Schools Champions Awards. MP for Maidstone and The Weald Helen Grant was on hand to congratulate youngsters from three schools in her constituency. Fishing for Schools is an initiativ...


07 NOV 2017

MPs' plea to halt further homes from the South East

Local MPs Helen Grant and Tracey Crouch have joined forces to write to the Prime Minister to ask her to look again at the proposal to build more homes in the South East of England. The Government's proposals will mean that Maidstone will have to find space for 1236 more dwellings per year, an incre...


24 OCT 2017

Helen Calls for Action on Funeral Costs

Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant has called on local authorities to take action over the rising cost of funerals. In a parliamentary debate, called by Mitcham and Morden MP Siobhain McDonagh, Helen highlighted the growing problem of rising funeral costs in Maidstone and the Weald and the Sout...


17 OCT 2017

MP Calls for Swift Building of Lorry Park

Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant has leant her support to a letter seeking assurances from the Secretary of State for Transport that the proposed M20 lorry park will be built swiftly. The letter to Chris Grayling, signed by 11 MPs from across Kent, sets out in stark detail the economic cost o...


10 OCT 2017

Speaking on the Race Disparity Audit

An Opinion Editorial by Helen Grant MP It can neither be right nor fair that in this day and age, in Britain, your chances in life can be determined by the colour of your skin. It seems almost medieval that your chances of securing employment may be a lottery of where you live within Britain, or ho...


21 SEP 2017

Helen in exciting new role!

Maidstone & The Weald MP to Chair Apprenticeship Network Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant has been appointed as the new Chair of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network. The Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network is a cornerstone of the Government's strategy to achieve its a...


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Helen's column

14 DEC 2017

Loneliness

Kent Messenger Column – 14-12-17  Loneliness is a crushing and all too common phenomenon which impacts negatively upon the mental and physical health of our nation. There are 9 million people in...


07 DEC 2017

Trump and Twitter

Kent Messenger Column – 04-12-17  Last week I pledged my support to the 'NO2H8' campaign which does vital work in highlighting how social cohesion can reduce hatred. Little did I know that the...


30 NOV 2017

First time buyers

Kent Messenger Column - 30-11-17 It was in the early 1980's when I first took the plunge into the housing market; 15 California Road, Carlisle. It cost me £14,000 and felt like 'an arm and a leg'...