02 APR 2018

Barming Sinkhole

MP Helen Grant gets the latest information on site Maidstone & The Weald MP Helen Grant visited Barming resident Mrs Noreen 'Nolly' Clarke today to check she was being suitably attended to, following the appearance of a massive sinkhole at the end of her garden and driveway on Easter Sunday. ...


27 MAR 2018

MP Helen Grant Urges CCG to keep Allington Surgeries Open

Following revelations of the possible closure of two critical GP surgeries in Allington, Maidstone and The Weald MP Helen Grant has written to Glenn Douglas, Accountable Officer for NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Kent and Medway, expressing her deep concerns for local people. Mrs Grant was in...


26 MAR 2018

Campaign against barracks closure latest

MP Helen Grant keeps up pressure – Minister to visit Maidstone Barracks Helen Grant MP, who is leading a campaign against the closure of Maidstone's Invicta Park Barracks after almost 200 years of history, is maintaining pressure on the Ministry of Defence. In order for the Barracks closur...


24 MAR 2018

Maidstone MP proud to nominate local services for NHS70 Awards

In advance of the NHS' 70th birthday on 5th July, the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards sponsored by IBM were launched in Parliament earlier this year. The awards are a part of a range of activities being organised by NHS England and NHS Improvement, working with a wide range of partners, to celebrate the ...


23 MAR 2018

Guys and Dolls at 120th Anniversary Celebration

Maidstone Amateur Operatic Society perform sell-out show at the Hazlitt MP Helen Grant praised the cast and crew of Maidstone Amateur Operatic Society (MAOS) backstage last Friday after attending their latest production at the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone's Earl Street. It was also a celebration...


23 MAR 2018

Helen throws her support behind Marden fundraising campaign

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald, has thrown her support behind a campaign to raise funds for a new 3G pitch at Marden Primary School. Marden have been chosen as one of 7 schools in the country to be part of a pilot programme called 'mini pitches,' which aims to install...


09 MAR 2018

The Year of the Engineer

  Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant has called for more young women to consider an engineering career as she launched her support for 'The Year of Engineering' with a visit to Maidstone Girls' Grammar School. The Year of the Engineer is a cross-Government, national campaign running thr...


23 FEB 2018

Helen and Tracey Hail Apprenticeship Fair Success

Helen Grant and Tracey Crouch have welcomed the success of the inaugural Maidstone Apprenticeship Fair which took place on Friday 23rd February at Maidstone Leisure Centre. The Fair, co-hosted by the neighbouring MPs, was attended by over 600 students from 16 schools across the Maidstone and the We...


10 FEB 2018

MP Helen Grant pledges ongoing support ahead of #VisitMyMosque day 2018

Maidstone Mosque over halfway in £1m campaign for new community facility Leading figures from Maidstone Community and Islamic Centre met with their local MP this week to brief her on progress with plans for a new multi-purpose community building in Central Maidstone. Imam Dr Muhammad Usman...


02 FEB 2018

Maidstone's MPs bring KCC and MBC together on Relief Road

Helen Grant MP and Helen Whately MP jointly chaired a meeting with the Leaders of Kent County Council and Maidstone Borough Council on 2 February to discuss preparing the case for a relief road to the South of Maidstone. This follows the well-attended public meeting on 2 November 2017, where the tw...


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Helen's column

19 APR 2018

Syria

Kent Messenger Column - 19-04-18  For the second time in my period of office as MP for Maidstone & The Weald, we are amidst a debate about the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime against its...


12 APR 2018

Gender pay gap

Kent Messenger Column - 12-04-18  Last week saw the legal deadline for businesses with over 250 employees to publish their gender pay-gap data for the first time. Why is this important? It is a...


05 APR 2018

Allington Surgeries

Kent Messenger Column – 05-04-18 GPs are a cornerstone of our NHS and I was therefore very concerned to learn of the threat of closure facing two neighbouring GP surgeries in Allington, as reported...