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...


28 MAR 2017

Continuing the fight for better rail services

Helen Grant MP met with Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP in Parliament recently with her Kent colleagues. The meeting follows up on earlier discussions where Kent MPs have been urging the Minister to take further action on Southeastern and Network Rail failings. Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant ...


28 MAR 2017

Maidstone Nepalese Ladies Visit Parliament

Helen Grant MP welcomed representatives from the Maidstone Nepalese Ladies Group to Parliament recently. The group enjoyed a full tour of both Houses of Parliament learning about the history of British Parliament. Afterwards they joined Helen Grant MP for lunch on the House of Commons Terrace which ...


14 MAR 2017

Dog Theft Awareness Day

  Helen Grant MP joined her constituent Jane Frankland at an event in parliament today to mark Dog Theft Awareness Day. The event, hosted by Dartford MP Gareth Johnson and in partnership with the Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance, aimed to raise the profile of dog theft in the UK. It was atten...


13 MAR 2017

Helen welcomes Maidstone scientist to Parliament

MP Helen Grant showed her support for science by welcoming one of her constituents to Westminster to showcase her work to Parliamentarians. Mrs Grant met with Maidstone PhD student Emma Cascant-Lopez after she was selected to present her research to MPs yesterday. Emma was chosen from amongst hund...


28 FEB 2017

Fighting for a funeral fund

Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant has called on the Chancellor to help bereaving families by creating a children's funeral fund. In a letter to Mr Hammond, Mrs Grant has encouraged him to announce the fund in his forthcoming budget in March. Having recently attended an event in Parliament in s...


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, ...


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Helen's column

05 OCT 2017

News in the making...

Kent Messenger Column – 05-10-17 Last week I used this column to champion the importance of inspiring new generations to take an active interest in politics. This week an opportunity has arisen for...


28 SEP 2017

Party Conference

Kent Messenger Column - 28-09-17 The excessive cost of attending party conferences has been a bugbear of mine for years now. I last wrote about this a couple of years ago, with particular reference...


21 SEP 2017

New Housing Consultation

Kent Messenger Column - 21-09-17  Readers will surely be aware of the ongoing spat over Maidstone's emerging local plan, driving both local MPs to seek intervention by the Secretary of State. It...