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...


20 FEB 2018

Security offered by new saving figures

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald has welcomed new figures showing that over 9 million more people are now saving for retirement across the country. Helen was particularly encouraged to learn that the figures show that 14,000 more people in Maidstone and the Weald are no...


16 FEB 2018

MP Welcomes Extra Cash For Maidstone

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and The Weald has today welcomed an announcement made by the Housing Minister Dominic Raab MP in relation to The Land Release Fund (LRF) Mrs Grant was delighted to learn that Maidstone Borough Council have been awarded £658,000 further to their ...


13 FEB 2018

Helen vows to play her part in Plastic Reduction

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald has vowed to change her habits in order to reduce the amount of plastic she and her family use in their everyday lives. It is estimated that 8 million tonnes of plastic makes its way into our oceans every year, posing a serious threat to...


12 FEB 2018

National Sikh War Memorial Campaign

Helen Grant MP shows support for Tan Dhesi MP's campaign Helen Grant dropped by to extend her support for the National Sikh War Memorial campaign spearheaded by Labour MP, Tan Dhesi. The campaign for a National Sikh War Memorial in London, an Early Day Motion signed already by 266 MPs, is to comm...


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Helen's column

19 APR 2018

Syria

Kent Messenger Column - 19-04-18  For the second time in my period of office as MP for Maidstone & The Weald, we are amidst a debate about the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime against its...


12 APR 2018

Gender pay gap

Kent Messenger Column - 12-04-18  Last week saw the legal deadline for businesses with over 250 employees to publish their gender pay-gap data for the first time. Why is this important? It is a...


05 APR 2018

Allington Surgeries

Kent Messenger Column – 05-04-18 GPs are a cornerstone of our NHS and I was therefore very concerned to learn of the threat of closure facing two neighbouring GP surgeries in Allington, as reported...