12 JAN 2018

Helen Meets Miles Scott

Helen welcomes new Chief Executive and Winter Funding Boost for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Helen Grant MP was delighted to meet Miles Scott on Friday within his role as the new Chief Executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust, in just his first week on the job. Mrs Grant was k...


12 JAN 2018

Action to Eradicate Rough Sleeping

Helping the Homeless at Winter Shelter Helen Grant MP paid a visit to Maidstone Churches Winter Shelter last week to thank volunteers and to call for action to eradicate rough sleeping in Maidstone and the Weald. The winter shelter operates across seven venues in Maidstone town centre to provide...


21 DEC 2017

Search for beloved stolen puppy 'Morse

Dog-napped from outside his home in Marden He'd just burrowed under the fence of his garden when 9-month-old male border terrier 'Morse' was swiped away by a couple in a van. The incident took place on Wednesday last week in Marden's Pattenden Lane and whilst the authorities have been alerted, Mor...


16 DEC 2017

Maidstone's Live Nativity

 A novel, multi-location, open-air nativity culminated in a large participation of local people signing carols in Maidstone's Jubilee Square on Saturday. They were joined at the close by local MP Helen Grant who congratulated everyone involved. Helen said 'Maidstone's Waypoint project has cr...


14 DEC 2017

Christmas Card Competition!

Over 1500 children share their magical images of Christmas It was surprise time for children and teachers last week as MP Helen Grant arrived at primary schools all over her constituency to award prizes to her Christmas card 2017 competition winners. There were goodies for the best in each school,...


04 DEC 2017

Local MP reinforces the importance of bus services

Maidstone and The Weald MP Helen Grant along with her Kent colleagues has urged Kent County Council to rethink plans to cut subsidies to 78 bus services. The letter penned by Dover MP Charlie Elphicke and signed by ten other MPs, including Mrs Grant was sent to Paul Carter, Leader of Kent County Co...


01 DEC 2017

The Medway Flood Action Plan

Helen Grant MP with Julie Foley, Environment Agency Member of Parliament for Maidstone and The Weald, Helen Grant attending the launch of the Medway Flood Action Plan, at the Gardens in Yalding this week. Brought forward by The Medway Flood Partnership the action plan outlines how the group will to...


01 DEC 2017

Helen opens New Apprentice Centre in Maidstone

Helen Grant MP for Maidstone and the Weald has opened a dedicated new electrical training centre at Mid-Kent College in Maidstone. The new facility is the centrepiece of the partnership between JTL, one of the leading apprenticeship providers in the UK, and Mid Kent College. It is the latest addi...


01 DEC 2017

MP Thanks Food Charities

Helen Grant MP at the Farleigh Hill Tesco Store on Friday 1st December pictured with Store Manager Matt Wright (left), volunteers and Tesco staff Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant paid a visit to the Tesco Superstore in Tovil to show her support for the Supermarket chain's 'Food Collection W...


28 NOV 2017

Maidstone MP Helen Grant 'furious' at Govia Thameslink service pushback

Pledges to re-examine in one-to-one with Transport Minister Train operator Govia Thameslink has incurred the wrath of local MP Helen Grant, who has gone straight to the trains Minister to seek redress. As was widely reported Govia's CEO Nick Brown last week indicated that a service due to start in...


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Helen's column

18 JAN 2018

My new job

Kent Messenger Column - 18-01-18  In the course of the Prime Minister's re-shuffle last week I was extremely pleased to be offered a role as a Vice Chairman of my Party, with a focus on Communities....


11 JAN 2018

Gender Pay Equality, time for change

Kent Messenger Column- 11-01-18  Throughout history the battle for gender equality has found momentum through brave, inspirational women and enlightened men who risk their reputations, careers and...


04 JAN 2018

Mental Health

Kent Messenger Column - 04-01-18 Supporting and guiding people at times of great need is a key aspect of my role as a Constituency MP. Some of the most difficult and moving circumstances that I...