Dixon Road

You know that I believe the District and Borough Councils that cover North East Hampshire should control development in our area through Local Plans.

MP cheques in at local Men’s Shed

North East Hampshire MP Ranil Jayawardena has presented a cheque to Church Crookham & Fleet Men’s Shed after helping to secure grants of more than £77,000.

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.

Backing Our Veterans

Today, in the House of Commons, I asked the Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel, Mark Lancaster, for assurances that our servicemen and women are not punished over alleged historical – and vexatious – allegations of crimes taking place during ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland.

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.

Ranil Jayawardena MP Asks About Whaling

Last week, I raised the issue of commercial whaling on the floor of the UK House of Commons. As Founder of the APPG for Endangered Species, I believe it is our duty to protect threatened species across the world, whether they be on land or in the sea.