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MP hears threat from EU Food Supplements Directive

During a recent visit to the Sunrise Natural Health and Nutrition Centre in Hockley, Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois was briefed on the implications of the EU Food Supplements Directive, which would sweep away a vast number of vitamin, mineral and other supplements, and reduce others to weak, ineffective doses. This would not be on safety grounds, but simply to force us to conform to EU standards.

New Sixth Form success for Castledon School

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois has expressed his delight at the recent decision by Education Chief’s that Castledon Special School in Wickford will be allowed to open a sixth form from September 2017.

Mark Francois MP reopens Greensward Academy

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently performed the official reopening of Greensward Academy in Greensward Lane, Hockley at the conclusion of a £15m refurbishment programme.

Pupils from Castledon School visit Westminster

Rayleigh and Wickford MP, Mark Francois, recently welcomed a group of students from Castledon School on their visit to the Palace of Westminster, where they took a guided tour of Parliament, before meeting their local MP.

MP supports Mushroom’s Charity Ball

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois spent a Saturday evening recently supporting a Charity Ball at the Mill Hall in Rayleigh which was being held by the Mushroom Theatre Company.

MP speaks with Hockley and Hawkwell youth

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois spent a Friday evening recently meeting with young people from across the Hockley and Hawkwell areas, at the Hockley Methodist Church Youth Club.

MP views progress at major nature reserve

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois spent time on a recent Friday morning being shown the considerable progress which has been made in the development of the RSPB’s Wallasea Island Nature Reserve in his constituency.

MPs form “tag team” for Brexit Debate

Two local Tory MPs recently formed up as a team in order to take part in the debate on Britain’s membership of the European Union which took place at South East Essex Sixth Form College (SEEVIC).

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.