Westminster News

Proposed new Parliamentary boundaries

The Boundary Commission has announced initial proposals for new Parliamentary boundaries, including the Canterbury constituency.

Canterbury and Whitstable are being split into separate seats, with Whitstable joining a new North Kent Coastal seat and Canterbury joining with Faversham.

Julian Brazier welcomes British aid in the Middle East

Canterbury and Whitstable MP Julian Brazier has urged the Government to build on its work in Syria and vulnerable neighbouring nations in the Middle East. During PMQs in the Commons yesterday, Mr Brazier asked the Prime Minister to use the support in Syria as a model for nearby Lebanon and Jordan.

MP for Canterbury meets blind veterans at special tea party

Julian Brazier MP for Canterbury and Whitstable, joined blind veterans at a special House of Commons tea party held by Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan’s) – the charity for vision impaired ex-Servicemen and women to celebrate its Tarts for Troops fundraising campaign.

Cuts must not undermine defence commitments

Canterbury MP Julian Brazier has warned about the threat from further cuts to Britain’s Armed Forces. During Defence Questions in the Commons yesterday Mr Brazier pointed out that Britain’s role was made more important by the planned reduced commitments of the United States.

Keep giant electricity pylons away from our local countryside

Canterbury and Whitstable MP Julian Brazier has called for more protection of the local countryside against large electricity pylons. Mr Brazier wrote to the Minister of State for Energy, Michael Fallon, today requesting he back Liam Fox’s amendments to the Energy Bill, which would better protect the natural landscape from giant pylons.

Julian Brazier seeks protection for Christian teachers

Canterbury MP Julian Brazier entered the gay marriage debate in the Commons yesterday to seek safeguards for teachers. Speaking in favour of a series of amendments, Mr Brazier intervened to question what would happen under the same sex marriage laws if a teacher expressed a Christian view of marriage to students.

Julian Brazier lobbies against London rail takeover

Canterbury and Whitstable MP Julian Brazier joined Kent Parliamentary colleagues in Westminster today to lobby Transport Minister Stephen Hammond against rail devolution. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, proposes that Transport for London take over some urban rail services, including services which terminate in East Kent.

Teachers critical to successful education reform

The Government’s education reforms need to attract the best candidates into teaching roles, says Canterbury MP Julian Brazier. During Questions to the Education Secretary in the Commons yesterday Mr Brazier added his support to the Government’s education reforms, which will also improve literacy and numeracy standards.

Sell off the banks to boost small business lending

The Government should sell off banks to increase lending to small businesses, Canterbury and Whitstable MP Julian Brazier said yesterday. Mr Brazier raised the issue in the House of Commons during Questions to Treasury Ministers.