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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.

Mark Francois Welcomes One Year to Brexit

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois has welcomed the 29th March 2018 as representing exactly one year to go before Britain exits the European Union.

MP praises extra 150 coppers for Essex

Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois praised the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Roger Hirst, in the House of Commons recently for increasing the policing precept to finance an extra 150 new police officers across the county.

MP warns of growing Russian threat during a visit to Washington

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and former Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois, who now serves as member of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee (HCDC), warned his American counterparts of the growing security threat from Russia during a recent visit by the Committee to Washington.