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MP Hands Out Awards at Rayleigh in Bloom

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois attended Rayleigh Baptist Church recently when he helped to give out awards to winners in the Rayleigh in Bloom competition, which is part of the wider Anglia in Bloom contest between towns across the East of England.

MP Visits Award Winning Local Company

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently paid a visit to Excalibur Screwbolts, an engineering company based at Lower Road Hockley, who have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation for the design of its unique “Screwbolt Plus”, which is now being used on the major Crossrail transport

MP Meets with Local NHS Leaders

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois spent time on a Friday afternoon recently visiting the Basildon Headquarters of the Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning group.

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.