Local News

Saturday Canvass in Benfleet

A very good canvass in Benfleet today to finish an excellent budget week for @RebeccaHarrisMP and the @Conservatives

Super Saturday Telephone Canvass

Phew! Our Super Saturday telephone canvass is finished, 402 calls well done #teamRebecca supporting @RebeccaHarrisMP

New Arcade Opening

I was honoured to be asked by local Canvey resident Martin Richardson, to cut the ribbon at the Grand Reopening of his business.

Generous Ford Donation

Last year I had a fascinating time visiting Dagenham Engine Plant. During my tour of the plant I talked a lot with the management about how I wanted more young people from Castle Point to apply for the jobs on offer there, and how locally we could match their skill requirements.


Today's budget was good for Castle Point and good for the hardworking families and businesses across the country.

Rebecca's plan for Castle Point

The next phase of our election campaign has been launched today as Rebeccas' 'Plan for Castle Point' starts to arrive on doormats across Castle Point.

Supporting Cascade Foundation

The Cascade Foundation are a Benfleet based charity that work in prisons teaching offenders with dyslexia and other learning difficulties to read and write.

Prudential Ride London event

I recently met Laura Trott, Double Olympic Gold Medal Wining Cycling Champion in Parliament to hear about the Prudential Ride London Event.The 100 mile bike ride goes through London and Surrey then back into London finishing in the Mall and takes place on Sunday 2nd August. The public ballot has now been drawn so the only way into this ride is via a Charity place. Our local charity Link Radio have 6 places to fill this year and will provide cycling vests for the ride.Please contact Kim Ellis via email: ellishouses@sky.com if you are interested. Deadline for entries 30th April 2015

National Apprenticeship Week

It was a pleasure to mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week 2015 by opening the Apprenticeship Event at Canvey Island Job Centre.

Canvey Road Improvements

After a great deal of lobbying I am very pleased that Essex County Council have now published plans to alleviate congestion around Waterside Farm!