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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.

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.