16 JAN 2019

Local MPs to Host Apprenticeship Fair

Helen Grant MP, Tracey Crouch MP, Helen Whately MP and Tom Tugendhat MP are inviting the press and broadcast media to attend the Maidstone Apprenticeship Fair on Friday 8th February 2019 at Mote Park Leisure Centre. The event will give year 12 and year 13 students the opportunity to meet with pot...


11 JAN 2019

Cabinet Minister Visits Staplehurst Winery to celebrate Kentish exports

Staplehurst winery Hush Heath received a special visit last week as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss MP dropped by as part of her tour of the South East's finest food and drink producers. The Cabinet Minister was joined by Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant MP and local borough coun...


13 DEC 2018

Christmas Card Competition

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 2018 competition winners. There were goodies for the best in each school, with five achieving a 'Highly Commended' award. The over...


01 DEC 2018

2018 Maidstone MENCAP Christmas Bazaar opened by Helen Grant

  Maidstone MENCAP Honorary Vice President shared in the celebrations at the charity's home in Cobtree Hall, Mote Park on the first day of December. Santa was joined by several elves and festively dressed volunteers to offer cakes, a grand raffle, a lucky dip tombola, gift stalls and a hos...


27 NOV 2018

Reporting Back

Hello again everyone. 2018 has, inescapably, been the year of the 'B' word for us all and it seems certain that the Brexit saga will run for many more episodes, all the way into the next decade. This is a sea-change for our country and I will continue to work with my Kent Colleagues, local authori...


26 NOV 2018

MP seeks share of £300m money for step free station access

In July 2018, the Department for Transport announced that up to £300 million of Government funding would be made available for step-free access improvements at railway stations in Great Britain between 2019 and 2024, including lifts, subways and bridges. Current operator Southeastern invited ...


22 NOV 2018

National HIV Testing Week 2018

Maidstone & The Weald MP Helen Grant last week took the opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis of HIV and to help de-stigmatise the screening process within public perceptions. Visiting Maidstone Hospital's Rubin Clinic during National HIV Testing Week (17-23 Nove...


10 NOV 2018

Local MP Recognised as First Grassroots Football Champion

Helen Grant, MP for Maidstone and the Weald and the former Sports Minister met with the Kent FA today, visiting the Stones' Gallagher Stadium to watch their FA Cup First Round match against Macclesfield Town and to pick up an award in recognition of her commitment to grassroots football. Helen me...


10 NOV 2018

Newly refurbished convenience store welcomed at Vinters Park

Residents of the 1600 homes in Maidstone's Vinters Park now have a great new convenience store to serve their everyday needs, opened by local MP Helen Grant on Saturday. Owners Suresh and Raj felt the previous format, focused around confectionary, tobacco and newspapers was tired and wasn't meeti...


10 NOV 2018

BBC Children in Need's Rickshaw Challenge Comes to Sissinghurst

The BBC's 'One Show' Rickshaw Challenge is a gruelling 423 mile cycle tour from Calais to Salford on a custom-made Rickshaw bike to raise money for BBC Children in Need. The route included the picturesque village of Sissinghurst, Kent where almost the entire village turned out to cheer on the eff...


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Helen's column

17 JAN 2019

Meaningful Vote

There have been a handful of occasions during my time as an MP, where the burden of responsibility weighs more heavily than usual. Tuesday evening was one such occasion, traversing the famous House of...


10 JAN 2019

NHS Long Term Plan

For as long as I can remember our NHS has been a foundation stone in my life. My Grandmother was a nursing sister at the Cumberland Royal Infirmary, my mother was also an NHS nurse in my childhood...


03 JAN 2019

Cross Channel Refugee Crisis

I'll always remember a young lady who came to see me at my legal practice one Christmas Eve a few years ago. She had three little children with her and a bunch of carrier bags stuffed with mixed...