Local News

Mark joins Tory hopeful on walkabout in Rayleigh

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois joined Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate, Roger Hirst, during a recent walkabout in Rayleigh High Street to discuss the PCC elections.

Rayleigh celebrates the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Rayleigh residents played their part in celebrating HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday recently with the lighting of the beacon opposite the Mill Hall – one of hundreds lit around the country on the evening of 21st April 2016.

Minister given aid for chairing tough meeting by EALC

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and Minister for Communities Mark Francois was handed a special present to help him Chair difficult meetings, when he met with representatives from the Essex Association of Local Councils (EALC) in his Ministerial office recently.

Rayleigh Brass fund raise for key local charities

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois, who is also the President of Rayleigh Brass Band, attended their recent spring concert at the Mill Hall in Rayleigh and presented two £850 cheques to Havens Hospices and Supporting Carers and Families Together (SCAFT) with the money having been raised by the band whilst out playing and carolling at Christmas.

MP views work by local artists at Exhibition

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently opened the Rayleigh Art Group Annual Exhibition, which took place at the Women’s Institute Hall in Bellingham Lane.

Mark Francois opens new Rayleigh Town Museum

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois had the pleasant duty of opening the new Rayleigh Town Museum recently, as the culmination of a process which has been some 10 years in the making.

MP gives out prizes to green fingered constituents

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois, recently attended the Rayleigh Horticultural Society (RHS) Spring Show at the Mill Hall, where he handed out prizes to winning exhibitors at the end of the day.

MP learns about pharmacies campaign

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois, took time on a recent Friday afternoon to visit the Hawkwell Pharmacy (C Percy Ltd) on Main Road, Hawkwell, and to meet with the Pharmacist there, Mr Sajjad Manji. Mr Manji explained to Mark some of the concerns behind the campaign by pharmacists regarding forthcoming changes to the way they do their business.

MP explains his Brexit choice to local Tories

MP Mark Francois explained his reasons for backing Brexit to his local Party members at the Rayleigh and Wickford Conservative Association’s Annual General Meeting, which took place recently in the WI Hall in Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh.  The meeting, which was attended by around 50 members of the Association, heard Mark give three main reasons why he believes Britain should leave the European Union.