Revitalise and Regenerate

We are lucky to live in a prosperous part of the country where almost everyone who wants a job has one. Looking to some of our local, district and town centres, however, it is clear to see that Fleet, Yateley and Hook are all in real need of revitalisation and regeneration.

Save our train services

South Western Railway—the new franchise holders for the South West Trains, including the Waterloo to Basingstoke line—recently consulted on their proposed new timetable to come into action in December 2018. Their original proposals resulted in Hook and Winchfield (with 1,192,904 entries and exits

Devolution across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

In his role as Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Ranil Jayawardena, M.P. hosted a meeting in Parliament yesterday between Members of Parliament and Council Leaders.

Better Roads Across Our Area

In my continuing campaign to improve the roads in and around North East Hampshire, I've met Andrew Jones, M.P., the Minister for Roads to discuss recommendations on how our local transport infrastructure can be upgraded.

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.