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,...


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...


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...


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Helen's column

16 NOV 2017

1918

Kent Messenger Column – 16-11-17  To lay a wreath at the annual Remembrance Sunday service in Maidstone is one of the great honours that I experience within my role as your MP. It is humbling to...


09 NOV 2017

Leeds-Langley relief road public meeting

Kent Messenger Column - 09-11-17  My neighbouring colleague Helen Whately and I held a public meeting in early 2016 at the Maidstone Studios to facilitate an open discussion about the Maidstone...


02 NOV 2017

Stay Warm this Winter

Kent Messenger Column – 02-11-17  There was certainly the feel of seasonal change in the air this week; as the clocks turned back, the nights drew in and the winter chill descended. As we know,...