Local News

MP welcomes Hockley Primary School to Westminster

Local MP for Rayleigh and Wickford, Mark Francois, recently welcomed Hockley Primary School on their visit to the Palace of Westminster, where they were given the opportunity to take a tour of the famous building, before meeting their local MP.

Local MP explains his job to 1st Rayleigh Scouts

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois took an evening recently to visit the 1st Rayleigh Scout group, who are based just off London Road, when he responded to their invitation to visit them and to explain the roles and duties of a local MP.

Mark Francois opens “Miracle House” on the Wick

Rayleigh and Wickford MP, Mark Francois, opened a new £1 million plus church building on the Wick recently, which will provide a home for the New Life Church in the Basildon district.

Minister supports launch of Britain’s largest ever warship

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and Armed Forces Minister, Mark Francois was present at Rosyth Dockyard recently to witness the naming ceremony of HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s largest ever warship, weighing in at 65,000 tonnes.

Minister views WWI Memorial Project

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and Armed Forces Minister, Mark Francois, visited Folkestone in Kent recently to view the new "Step Short" Memorial to commemorate those troops who departed from Folkestone to fight on the Western Front in World War One.

MP supports unveiling of new Essex Regiment Memorial

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and Armed Forces Minister, Mark Francois recently travelled to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to support a ceremony to unveil a memorial to the Essex Regiment. The memorial is one of 200 regimental/organisation memorials at the National Memorial Arboretum (which now surround the National Memorial itself, which pays tribute to those who have given their lives on operations since the end of the Second World War).

MP meets the WI at Ashingdon Family Fun Day

Rayleigh and Wickford MP, Mark Francois, met members of the Ashingdon group of the Women’s Institute who were providing a popular tea and cake stall at the recent Ashingdon Family Fun Day.