08 JUN 2018

"Digital businesses are moving from strength to strength"

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald, has welcomed the news that the import and export of services from the cultural, digital, and creative sectors have risen steadily since 2010. New figures published today show that digital, creative and cultural businesses are exporting ...


05 JUN 2018

Sporty MP Helen Grant in Commons v Lords Tug 'O' War

Raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and remembering the late Jo Cox MP Sports enthusiast and former sports Minister Helen Grant MP once again joined with a cross-party team of female MPs in the annual Commons versus Lords tug of war competition on Tuesday June 5th 2018 in aid of Macmillan ...


15 MAY 2018

Showing Support for The Royal British Legion

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald recently met with The Royal British Legion in Parliament to discuss support for the Armed Forces community in Maidstone and The Weald and to show her support for the outstanding work which the charity undertakes. The Royal British Legion...


26 APR 2018

Enoch Powell has nothing to do with the Conversative Party I know today

An invitation to comment on changes in Conservative Party attitudes to race and ethnicity, in the fifty years since Enoch Powell's Birmingham speech, seems to suggest that Powell was the voice of the Tories at the time. The fact that his speech resulted in a unanimously supported summary dismissal ...


24 APR 2018

Helen urges Minister to 'speed up' Broadband

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald, has called on the Government to step up its efforts to boost broadband speeds in rural parts of Maidstone and the Weald. Helen has written to Margot James MP, Minister of State for Digital and the Creative Industries, following the re...


19 APR 2018

CHOGM and Windrush

This month the UK hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), bringing together leaders from all the member countries for a week, in London and Windsor. The theme was: 'Towards a common future', cementing the unified vision of all 53 nations. It is a moment when leaders come toge...


11 APR 2018

Helen keeps the pressure up on local train services

Since becoming the MP for Maidstone and The Weald in 2010, Helen Grant has continuously campaigned to improve and maintain local train services. Recently her work has seen her take local concerns to the very top; meeting with the Secretary of State Chris Grayling MP to discuss Maidstone's High Spee...


28 MAR 2018

National Apprenticeship Week - Op-Ed

The theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2018 was 'Apprenticeships Work.' However as I spent the week meeting apprentices, employers, and celebrating the many successes that apprenticeships can bring – I felt as though my own #NAW2018 had a slightly different theme, that being 'Apprenticeshi...


22 MAR 2018

Equality of opportunity

Spring is special because it evokes a feeling of renewal and expectation, and in that vein my Party held its Spring Forum last week; planning the year ahead, building upon recent achievements, learning lessons and reflecting upon our core values. Equality of opportunity is an essential element of t...


12 MAR 2018

Helen's #NAW2018

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald has reflected on a successful National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2018) by calling upon businesses and students in her constituency to consider how an apprenticeship could change their lives or their organisation. As the Chair of the Gover...


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Helen's column

14 JUN 2018

Protecting Women Online

Kent Messenger Column – 14-06-18 "I've had death threats, I've had people tweeting that I should be hung if 'they could find a tree big enough to take the fat bitch's weight'... I've had rape...


07 JUN 2018

Tonbridge Road Sink Hole

Kent Messenger Column – 07-06-18 The scale of the damage caused to the A26 in Maidstone by last week's road collapse is deeply concerning. The greatest impact has been upon nearby residents, with...


31 MAY 2018

Special Educational Needs Funding

Kent Messenger Column - 31-05-18 Throughout my life I have been driven by a belief that everyone, irrespective of their background or circumstances, has their own special something to offer society....