News

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE

Following the continuing spread of the corona virus, it is essential that everyone continues to follow expert’s advice to delay the spread of this disease.

Advice includes:

Budget 2020: Major investment announced

Today’s Budget announces major investment across the country, including £1.4 billion investment in research and development for the Animal and Plant Health Agency based in New Haw (although described as Weybridge for the national audience).

Maiden Speech by Dr Ben Spencer

I was proud to make my maiden speech in the House of Commons yesterday, an event only possible due to the trust the residents of Runnymede and Weybridge have placed in me.

Flooding: The River Thames Scheme must remain a priority

It will be no surprise to many that with further flood warnings I have been contacted by many residents concerned over the lack of progress in building the River Thames Scheme. This is a clear priority for the constituency.

Flood Warning issued for the River Wey

A flood warning has been issued for the River Wey, meaning property flooding is possible. Flood alerts are also in place along the River Thames, Windle Brook and Hale, Mill, Addlestone and Chertsey Bournes as a result of recent heavy rainfall.

Storm Ciara: Government Reiterate Commitment to Flood Defences

Following the impact of Storm Ciara, the Secretary of State for the Environment gave a statement to the House of Commons on flooding yesterday, reiterating the Government's commitment to  'major investments in our flood defences to better protect thousands of homes and businesses across the count

Supporting Apprenticeship Week

This week marks Apprenticeship Week (3-9 February) and I attended the British Retail Consortium’s National Apprenticeship Week’s reception in Parliament.  I met with inspirational employers and apprentices highlighting the fantastic opportunities quality apprenticeship programmes can bring.