05 JUL 2018

The NHS at 70

Back in 1948 nobody could have predicted the shape of the National Health Service today. Back then, in a country still feeling the effects of World War II, the practicalities of providing free healthcare to men, women and children across the board was not without opposition from the medical profes...


28 JUN 2018

Helen Announces Upcoming Rural Business Forum

DEFRA Minister and Kent Police and Crime Commission to address Maidstone & The Weald Rural Businesses  Helen Grant MP reviewing weather damage at Kenward House with  Chief Executive of Kenward TrustPenny Williams  Around 100 farmers, councillors and rural business stakehold...


27 JUN 2018

MP Shows Support for School Sport

Helen Grant MP added her voice to a children's charity's call to get children and young people excited about play and sport during National School Sport Week (25 to 29 June). The MP for Maidstone and The Weald and former UK Minister for Sport joined national children's charity the Youth Sport Trust...


21 JUN 2018

BAME cancer rates

Too many people endure the loss of a loved one, and sadly everyone will have been affected, directly or indirectly, by the fearsome diseases we collectively call cancer. It is an issue that is close to home to every single one of us; indeed, one in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer ...


08 JUN 2018

"Digital businesses are moving from strength to strength"

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald, has welcomed the news that the import and export of services from the cultural, digital, and creative sectors have risen steadily since 2010. New figures published today show that digital, creative and cultural businesses are exporting ...


05 JUN 2018

Sporty MP Helen Grant in Commons v Lords Tug 'O' War

Raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and remembering the late Jo Cox MP Sports enthusiast and former sports Minister Helen Grant MP once again joined with a cross-party team of female MPs in the annual Commons versus Lords tug of war competition on Tuesday June 5th 2018 in aid of Macmillan ...


15 MAY 2018

Showing Support for The Royal British Legion

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald recently met with The Royal British Legion in Parliament to discuss support for the Armed Forces community in Maidstone and The Weald and to show her support for the outstanding work which the charity undertakes. The Royal British Legion...


26 APR 2018

Enoch Powell has nothing to do with the Conversative Party I know today

An invitation to comment on changes in Conservative Party attitudes to race and ethnicity, in the fifty years since Enoch Powell's Birmingham speech, seems to suggest that Powell was the voice of the Tories at the time. The fact that his speech resulted in a unanimously supported summary dismissal ...


24 APR 2018

Helen urges Minister to 'speed up' Broadband

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald, has called on the Government to step up its efforts to boost broadband speeds in rural parts of Maidstone and the Weald. Helen has written to Margot James MP, Minister of State for Digital and the Creative Industries, following the re...


19 APR 2018

CHOGM and Windrush

This month the UK hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), bringing together leaders from all the member countries for a week, in London and Windsor. The theme was: 'Towards a common future', cementing the unified vision of all 53 nations. It is a moment when leaders come toge...


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Helen's column

13 SEP 2018

Gang and Knife Crime Roundtable

According to many reports Maidstone & The Weald is a safe place to live. That is largely due our excellent police service, their partner agencies, our church leaders and to the watchfulness of our...


06 SEP 2018

Animal Welfare

On August Bank Holiday Monday I took great pleasure in judging the dog show at Sissinghurst's idyllic annual village fete. It was great to share the day with dog lovers from right across Kent, all of...


23 AUG 2018

GCSE Results

A couple of weeks ago I empathised with parents and students ahead of the A-level results, and I do so again today as the GCSE results are released. Right across Maidstone and the Weald, thousands of...