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MP visits Homecare Company at Basildon May Fest

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois visited representatives of Wickford based company Home Instead when he paid a visit to the recent Basildon May Fest held in Basildon town centre.

Francois backs Horse Safety Campaign

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently spent a Sunday morning supporting an awareness ride held by the Canewdon Equestrian’s to help promote the safety of horse riders on public roads.

MP sees parking scheme in action at Wyburns

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently paid a visit to Wyburns Primary School in Rayleigh, to hear for himself the success of their new parking scheme, which has been reducing the amount of traffic congestion outside of the school during the school run.

MP quizzes Rail Chiefs at Westminster

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently questioned the bosses of Abellio Greater Anglia on their performance, during a meeting in his office at Westminster. Mark met with Jamie Burles, the Managing Director of Abellio Greater Anglia and Jonathan Denby, Head of Public Affairs.

Mark Francois opens Rayleigh Art Exhibition

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently spent time on a Saturday morning to open the annual Rayleigh Art Exhibition, which was being held at the WI hall in Bellingham Lane.

Happy 100th Birthday Mr Rayleigh

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois congratulated one of his constituents, Mr Ernie Lane, on reaching the wonderful age of 100 and presented him with a special letter from the Prime Minister. Ernie has often been referred to as “Mr Rayleigh”.

MP has a flutter for bowel cancer charity

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently visited the William Hill betting shop in London Road Rayleigh to place a bet for charity as part of William Hill’s Bobby Moore Fund for Beating Bowel Cancer.

MP visits Titanic Exhibition at Rayleigh Town Museum

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois, who is also the Patron of the Rayleigh Town Museum, recently paid a special visit to view the museum’s “Titanic” exhibition, which has proved very popular with visitors.

Tories Romp Home in Rochford

Local Conservatives are celebrating this morning after a night of successful results in the elections for Rochford District Council. The Conservatives made 4 gains on the night and now have 25 seats on the 39 member council, giving them a majority of 11 over all other parties.