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Heart FM cholesterol launch

Last week I attended the official launch of Heart UK's new manifesto on the dangers of cholesterol. This new manifesto lays down clear and focussed recommendations designed to address the issues around treatment and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The event in the House of Commons involved MPs having their cholesterol tested.

Winston Churchill

Walking into the House of Commons chamber today I could not help but take a photo of the tributes laying in front of Churchill's statue to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the great man's death.

Healthwatch Essex surgery

Today I held a joint surgery with Dr Thomas Nutt of Healthwatch Essex, so constituents could share their experiences of health and social care in Essex.

Supper Club success

We held another successful supper club meal tonight in our refurbished constituency office at Green Road, Benfleet.

Rebecca welcomes employment news

Castle Point MP Rebecca Harris has welcomed statistics released yesterday that show that youth unemployment in Castle Point almost halved in a year.

Localised flooding update

Cllr Bill Sharp reports "Last August and December localised flooding occurred in Bilton Road through to The Crescent in Hadleigh, 

Rebecca backing residents....

Today I met with concerned residents of Downer Road North to discuss the disputed land opposite their properties. They are very worried that this woodland will be sold off to developers and I am currently helping them investigate their options and mobilise opposition.

All change at the top!

The Conservative group at Castle Point Council have a new Leader after long serving Hadleigh Victoria Councillor Colin Riley was appointed at last nights group AGM. Colin will be joined by fellow Hadleigh Councillor, Bill Sharp who was chosen as deputy leader. Congratulations to them both.

Hardworking all Year...

Conservatives across Castle Point have been hard at work this weekend hosting Street stalls, meeting residents and discussing important local issues. We are community politicians getting out and about within our neighbourhoods all year around not just turning up at election time. #hardworking