Opinions

Ranil Jayawardena MP—Opinion Piece October 2019

Regular readers of this column will know that, as someone who grew up in Hook and who spent many years as a councillor and Deputy Leader of Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, I have always taken a keen interest in the built environment of North East Hampshire – both as a means of beautifyin

Ranil Jayawardena MP—Opinion Piece May 2019

It goes without saying that one of the most precious things to each of us is our health. That’s why we have a health service which is available to everybody, paid for through taxation, and free at the point of use.

Ranil Jayawardena MP—Opinion Piece April 2019

If you read my last column (!), you’ll know I’ve been writing about ‘Our Plan’ for a better North East Hampshire recently – six priorities to make our constituency an even better place to live and work.

Brexit Update

As I’m sure you are aware, the Government has failed again tonight to win Parliament’s approval for its Brexit deal with the EU. I had desperately wanted to be able to support it and hoped earlier that I might be able to.

Ranil Jayawardena MP—Opinion Piece March 2019

At the beginning of the year, I set out “Our Plan” for North East Hampshire—including providing local services that make our area greener, cleaner and safer. I wanted to focus this article on what I’m doing in Parliament to help make this happen—and I want to hear from you on your views too.

Our Plan: Keeping Us Safer

OUR PLAN: KEEPING US SAFER

Today, the Home Secretary proposed up to £970 million more for police funding across the UK. We, in Hampshire, will see £25 million more in 2019 than in 2018, which is fantastic news not just for my constituents, but for all of Hampshire.