11 SEP 2018

MP Helen Welcomes Boost to Train WIFI but Presses Southeastern Boss for Rail Improvements

  Helen Grant MP held talks with Southeastern Managing Director David Statham this week in order to press for much needed improvements to Maidstone and the Weald's rail services and to raise once again the huge groundswell of concern in the County Town about delays to the introduction and po...


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...


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Helen's column

11 OCT 2018

Confronting the Far Right

News that there is to be a 'far right' inspired march in London this weekend, conjured memories of similar extremists rearing their ugly heads on our doorstep here in Maidstone and the...


04 OCT 2018

Conservative Party Conference 2018

The BBC's Assistant Political Editor Norman Smith was wearing a construction worker's hard hat as he delivered his morning bulletin from the Conservative conference on Monday this week. He explained...


27 SEP 2018

Salzburg rebuttal is no big deal

The Salzburg rebuttal of the PM's Brexit proposals last week certainly gave the media and politicos something to feed on, buoyed up by staged rhetoric at the Party conferences. For me, this was just...