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MP attends Charity Shooting Match in Rayleigh

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois drew on his old skills as an Infantry Officer in the Territorial Army when he attended a charity shooting match, organised by the Chairman of Rochford District Council, Councillor Lesley Butcher, to raise money for an Armed Forces Charity.

Mark Francois MP calls for tougher laws on Travellers

During a debate on Gypsies and Travellers in the House of Commons last night, Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois called on the Government to toughen the laws for dealing with illegal Traveller encampments, which have been a major problem in Essex over recent years.

MP tries out Top Gun Technology at Defence Exhibition

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and newly elected member of House of Commons Defence Committee (HCDC) Mark Francois took the opportunity to try out the latest technology designed to assist Britain’s “Top Gun” fighter pilots when he visited a Defence Exhibition recently.

MP and Chairman attend special reception at Downing Street

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois and the Chairman of the Rayleigh and Wickford Conservative Association, Mr Hilton Brown, attended a special reception for Association Chairmen from the East of England at Downing Street recently.

MP acts as Returning Officer for School Elections

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois carried out the job of Returning Officer, when he announced the results of the school elections, during a recent visit to North Crescent Primary School in Wickford.

MP Backs EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois has voted in the House of Commons to support the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which repeals the 1972 European Communities Act, and thus permits the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

MP calls for Navy to establish War Reserve of Ships

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and newly elected member of the House of Commons Defence Committee, Mark Francois has called upon the Secretary of State for Defence, Sir Michael Fallon MP, to establish a war reserve of escort ships for the Royal Navy.

Mark Francois MP Elected to Key Commons Committee

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and Former Armed Forces Minister, Mark Francois, has just been elected to serve on the prestigious House of Commons Defence Select Committee. The Rayleigh MP was one of ten candidates for three places on the committee, which are elected by fellow MPs.