22 NOV 2018

Ask Her to Stand

It was only one page, and 27 words, but those words undoubtedly represented some of the most important that have ever passed into UK law. On 21st November 1918 the Government passed the Qualification of Women Act, which allowed women over the age of 21 to stand for election as an MP for the first t...


05 NOV 2018

Kent MPs Meet Road Minister to Stress Importance of Keeping Kent Moving Post Brexit

A group of Kent MPs met with Roads Minister Jesse Norman in the House of Commons this week to discuss keeping Kent's roads moving post Brexit. Highways England presented to the meeting on Operation Brock, the temporary alternative to Operation Stack which should be ready for use from early next yea...


16 OCT 2018

Black History Month

Black History Month, for me, always starts off on an especially appropriate day, sharing Nigeria's Independence anniversary on October 1st. It gives me twice the reason to reflect on the joys and challenges of my father's country, with its hundreds of languages and ethnic groups, and how the UK and ...


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...


04 SEP 2018

Investment in Africa

  Nobody can deny helping others in need is a positive thing. UK aid spending means we can help countries suffering disasters, strengthen national security and governance, and promote global prosperity, creating self-sufficient economies which turn into our trading partners of the future. I...


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 ...


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Helen's column

06 DEC 2018

Business Brexit Pragmatism

Building upon my support for our High Street businesses in my previous column, I continue the theme following 'Small Business Saturday' last weekend. The initiative is a great platform for public...


29 NOV 2018

Christmas on the High Street

Ever since I was a little girl growing up in Carlisle I remember the magic of Christmas emerging from its annual hibernation. Always starting in the town centre, shop windows came alive like West End...


22 NOV 2018

EU Withdrawal Agreement

One thing I have learnt from the hundreds of negotiations I have conducted in my life, be they as a lawyer, a business woman or as a politician, is that the pressure always increases as the deadline...