Odiham Bank Closure

Lloyds Bank announced yesterday to employees that they will be closing the Odiham Lloyds Bank branch in Odiham on 8th March 2017.

Marriage Allowance

As well as highlighting the Marriage Allowance during the second reading of the Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill in the House of Commons, I met the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, M.P., to discuss what more the government can do to help married couples through t

Faster, Longer, Better Trains

As many local residents rely on our railways, I'm continuing my fight for quicker, longer, better trains. That's why I met the Railways Minister, Paul Maynard MP, yesterday to highlight the improvements that need to be made to the South West Trains network - both today and in the future.

Accommodation at RAF Odiham

Those of you who have followed this site for a while will know that I am very concerned to make sure that our servicemen and women have what they need. That's why I have started a petition to improve the standard of accommodation for service personnel at RAF Odiham

Women 2 Win

I was interviewed by Women2Win today, which is a group that campaigns to make sure that women have the opportunities and training to be elected to Parliament - and,

Better Broadband in Hartley Wintney and Phoenix Green

On Friday, Ranil joined Virgin Media in Hartley Wintney, who announced that Hartley Wintney and Phoenix Green will be one of just ten communities to benefit from an ultrafast broadband and entertainment boost this year.For residents in Hartley Wintney and Phoenix Green, this means download speeds with 'Virgin Media Vivid 200' of up to 200Mbps. For businesses, a new service will offer ultrafast connectivity with speeds of up to 300Mbps.

Brownfield regeneration in Hart

Defence Secretary and Ranil Jayawardena, M.P. support brownfield regeneration in Hart District

On Thursday, Michael Fallon, M.P., Secretary of State for Defence visited North East Hampshire following an invitation from local Member of Parliament, Ranil Jayawardena, M.P., to champion brownfield regeneration in our area.

Mr Jayawardena and Hart District Council Leader, Cllr Stephen Parker, welcomed Mr Fallon to Hartland Park (Pyestock) to speak about the importance of brownfield regeneration and how the MOD can assist with projects like this.

Flexible Ticketing

Recently, RaniI spoke in a debate in the House of Commons on rail to make the case for new technology and new options in e-ticketing.

Quicker, Longer, Better Trains

Ranil Jayawardena visited the Department for Transport on the 9th of February 2016 to deliver two submissions to the South Western Rail Franchise consultation, calling for quicker, longer, better trains.As Chairman of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight All Party Group, Ranil has worked with colleagues from across Hampshire to fight for better services in our area. This consultation will eventually decide who runs South West Trains in the future.

Protecting Rural Nurseries

On the 25th January, Ranil Jayawardena asked the Education Minister about the Government's progress implementing its policy to provide 30 hours of free childcare for working parents, and to as