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MP Praises Local Schools in House of Commons

Just prior to the Summer Recess, Rayleigh and Wickford MP and former Armed Forces Minister, Mark Francois praised local schools for organising tours to World War One battlefronts during a general debate in the House of Commons commemorating Passchendaele.

Mark Francois MP welcomes news on future of Southend A&E

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois has welcomed today’s announcement that proposals as part of the Mid and South Essex Success Regime to send all “blue light” ambulance emergencies to Basildon Hospital have been dropped.

MP attends Arts Festival in Wickford

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois took time on a recent Saturday afternoon to attend the 2017 Arts Festival being organised by Grange Primary School in Wickford.

MP Attends Successful Trinity Fair in Rayleigh

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois spent a lively Sunday afternoon visiting the Trinity Fair which took place recently in and around Rayleigh High Street. The Trinity Fair was a feature of Rayleigh life in the 19th century but was apparently discontinued in 1899 due to “excess rowdiness”.

Mark Francois Quizzed by Year 9 at Beauchamps

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois was put through his paces during a lively question and answer session with Year 9 politics students at Beauchamps High School this morning.

MP Attends Charity Dinner for World War One Heritage Project

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently attended a charity fund raising dinner at Hylands House in Chelmsford, to help raise money for the campaign to redevelop the World War One Aerodrome at Stow Maries, near Maldon.