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Ann Widdecombe entertains the Ladies

Former Minister and TV personality, Ann Widdecombe, was a real hit when she acted as the special guest speaker at the Rayleigh and Wickford Conservatives Women’s Organisation’s annual lunch at Saxon Hall, Rochford.

South Essex MPs join Veteran’s Breakfast

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois and South Basildon and East Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe met with a group of some 30 Veterans at a special breakfast on Armistice Day 11th November 2017.

MP views Rayleigh back in time

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and Patron of Rayleigh Town Museum, Mark Francois recently attended a special presentation on “Rayleigh through time” which was given at the Holy Trinity Church Hall, by Mr Mike Davies, the chairman of the Town Museum.

Mark Francois visits high tech defence plant in Basildon

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and member of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee (HCDC) Mark Francois recently paid a visit to the high tech Leonardo UK research and manufacturing facility at Christopher Martin Road in Basildon.

MP opens new pre-school in Hockley

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois cut the ribbon today to officially open the new “Jelly Beans” pre-school at Hockley Primary School.

MP sees life on the home front in World War Two

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and Patron of the Rayleigh Town Museum, Mark Francois, dropped by the museum recently in order to see their special exhibition on life on the Home Front in Rayleigh during World War Two.

MP calls for Season Ticket Holder Discount on Abellio Greater Anglia

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois has today formally written to Jamie Burles, the Managing Director of Abellio Greater Anglia, requesting that they give a discount to season ticket holders when they renew next year because of persistently poor performance by the rail company during 2017.