Westminster News

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.

Francois welcomes decision to rule out “Boris Island”

 Rayleigh and Wickford MP, Mark Francois, has welcomed today’s announcement by the Airport Commission that they have effectively ruled out a new major airport in the Thames Estuary as an option for expanding the UK’s airport capacity.

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 pays his respects to the Parachute Regiment

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and Armed Forces Minister, Mark Francois, took part in a commemorative service to pay his respects to former comrades of the Parachute Regiment, when he attended a "Support our Paras" (SOPARA) event at the Old Sarum Airfield, in Wiltshire recently.

Minister welcomes Military Wives Choir to Parliament

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and Armed Forces Minister, Mark Francois, welcomed the original Military Wives Choir to Parliament recently, where they performed in Portcullis House to Ministers, MPs and their staff.

Minister helps welcome 7th Armoured Brigade to Parliament

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and Armed Forces Minister, Mark Francois joined the Secretary of State for Defence and other Members of Parliament in welcoming members of the 7th Armoured Brigade to Westminster recently, where they were formally thanked for their service in Afghanistan.

Mark Francois attends opening of new Dogs Trust home in Wickford

Mark Francois, MP for Rayleigh and Wickford, recently helped open the brand new Dogs Trust home in Nevendon, Wickford, where he had the chance to meet several of its new canine inhabitants, before being shown around the £7.3 million state of the art facilities.

Mark Francois MP pays tribute to D-Day Veterans in Normandy

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and Armed Forces Minister, Mark Francois travelled to Normandy recently to play a part in the events to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, which began the process of liberating Europe from Nazi Germany.