Opinions

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.

Ranil Jayawardena MP—Opinion Piece February 2019

Happy New Year! I hope you had a happy Christmas with your friends and family. I’m firmly back in the swing of things here in Westminster, after spending the Christmas period reflecting on the past year and what needs to be done now.

Ranil Jayawardena MP Gives His Thoughts on Brexit

Whilst yesterday I voted against the so-called Brexit ‘deal’ that the Prime Minister has negotiated with the EU, today, I was pleased to support the government this evening in Labour’s attempted vote of no confidence.

Ranil Jayawardena MP: Our Plan

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a happy Christmas break. I spent time with my family but did take time to think about priorities for the year ahead.

Ranil Jayawardena MP—Opinion Piece December 2018

I’m delighted to be writing the first in a new series of monthly columns on my work as the Member of Parliament for North East Hampshire, which covers parts of Hart, like Fleet and some of Yateley, and parts of Basingstoke and Deane too.