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Campaigners get car park expanded at Tesco Express

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois, supported by two local councillors, has finally succeeded in getting the car park at Tesco Express, on London Road Rayleigh, expanded after a three year campaign.

MP helps raise the St George’s Flag

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois attended the raising of the St George’s Flag at the King George V Playing Field in Rayleigh today to mark St George’s Day.

Rayleigh Tories honour longstanding Chairman

Rayleigh and Wickford Conservatives paid tribute to Mr Hilton Brown, the longstanding Chairman of the constituency association, who retired from the post at the Association’s AGM recently.

Mark Francois MP supports RAF Air Strikes in Syria

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and member of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee, Mark Francois has supported the Prime Minister’s action to authorise air strikes, coordinated with the United States of America and France, against the illegal use of chemical weapons on Duoma in Syria.

Francois: No More Houses without Infrastructure

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois has responded to Rochford District Council’s consultation exercise on their new Local Plan, with a strong message that there should be no further major development in the area unless it is accompanied with associated infrastructure.

MP relives his youth during visit to Rayleigh Boys’ Brigade

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois, who served in the Boys’ Brigade as a young teenager, relived his youth during a recent visit to the 18th South East Essex (Rayleigh) Company of the Boys’ Brigade, who are based at the Rayleigh Baptist Church Hall.

Former Scrum-Half MP meets Lawrence Dallaglio

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois, who was a keen rugby playing scrum-half in his youth, recently met with ex-England star Lawrence Dallaglio at a BT Sport reception in the House of Commons.

MP visits new Head at Beauchamps

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently paid a visit to the new headteacher at Beauchamps, Mr Mat Harper. Mr Harper has been the assistant head at Beauchamps for a number of years and recently took over following the departure of longstanding headteacher Mr Bob Hodges.

Mark Francois calls for “Irish Option” on Traveller Policy

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a consultation of what to do about illegal traveller encampments and has responded by calling for the adoption of the so-called “Irish Option” of making deliberate trespass a criminal offence.