10 MAR 2017

Championing FairTrade locally

  Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant paid a visit to local shop Ethos, on Brewer Street, Maidstone last week. She was invited by owner Tim Licence who was keen to meet her during Fairtrade Fortnight when campaigners and businesses have been calling for people to get behind Fairtade to d...


24 FEB 2017

Helen warms to cold weather initiatives

The Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald, Helen Grant has renewed her support for vulnerable people this Winter by backing two cold weather initiatives. Mrs Grant marked National Fuel Poverty Awareness Day by calling on her Maidstone and the Weald constituents to see if they might be ab...


15 FEB 2017

MP takes fight for barracks to the floor of the House

Closure of Invicta Park Barracks to be debated in Westminster Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant will be leading a parliamentary debate next week as part of her campaign to save Invicta Park Barracks from closure. The debate was granted by the House of Commons Backbench Business Committee afte...


14 FEB 2017

The stamp of approval

MP Helen Grant has called on school children in her Maidstone and the Weald constituency to get creative and help to design Royal Mail's 2017 Christmas Stamp. Royal Mail are asking children of primary school age to submit their designs for a special edition stamp to be used over the Christmas perio...


13 FEB 2017

Lord Digby Jones to launch new-look Frederic's Bistro

Lord Digby Jones joins MP Helen Grant in Maidstone Lord Digby Jones and Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant will cut the ribbon on a new extension to a popular Maidstone restaurant next week. Former Minister of State for Trade and Investment Lord Jones and Mrs Grant will be the guests of honour...


01 FEB 2017

MP Secures House of Commons Debate on Military Base Closures

Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant has secured a debate in the House of Commons to discuss the plans to close 91 military bases across the UK. This is a key milestone in her fight to convince the Government to abandon its plans to close Invicta Park Barracks in Maidstone. Helen made the appli...


31 JAN 2017

Funding the Centenary

MP Helen Grant has called on businesses in her constituency of Maidstone and the Weald to take advantage of grants offered by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). As part of the World War One centenary commemorations, HLF has made £2million available this year for communities looking to explore, ...


30 JAN 2017

Lighting the way for Maidstone's vulnerable

MP Helen Grant has urged her Maidstone and the Weald constituents to sign up to receive help in the event of a power cut. The Priority Services Register is a free service run by UK Power Networks which provides vulnerable people with the support they need in the event of a power cut. A number of p...


27 JAN 2017

MP is banking on NatWest

Representatives from bank show commitment to Staplehurst In December 2016, NatWest announced they would be closing their branch in Staplehurst due to security concerns. This followed two ram-raids of the building in 2007 and July 2016. On hearing the news, concerns were raised for the future provi...


24 JAN 2017

MP express disappointment at Inspector's interim findings

An Inspector who is reviewing Maidstone Borough Council's draft local plan recently released his interim findings in advance of the final hearing being held today. Local MP Helen Grant, who presented to the Inspector on 17th November 2016 with concerns for transport and congestion around the town, ...


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14 MAR 2017

Dog Theft Awareness Day

  Helen Grant MP joined her constituent Jane Frankland at an event in parliament today to mark Dog Theft Awareness Day. The event, hosted by Dartford MP Gareth Johnson and in partnership with the...


13 MAR 2017

Helen welcomes Maidstone scientist to Parliament

MP Helen Grant showed her support for science by welcoming one of her constituents to Westminster to showcase her work to Parliamentarians. Mrs Grant met with Maidstone PhD student Emma Cascant-Lopez...


10 MAR 2017

Championing FairTrade locally

Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant paid a visit to local shop Ethos, on Brewer Street, Maidstone last week. She was invited by owner Tim Licence who was keen to meet her during Fairtrade Fortnight when campaigners...