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John Baron MP welcomes PM’s Article 50 Announcement

March 20, 2017
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MP looks forward to new opportunities It was announced this morning that the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May MP, will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday, 29th March. This official notification to the President of the European Council will begin the formal two-year process of leaving the European Union. John said, “As someone who...
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John Baron MP: some MPs sounded condescending during Brexit debate

March 14, 2017
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MP says no EU deal better than a bad deal John Baron MP was in the House of Commons for the debate over the Lords’ amendments yesterday evening, and made some brief contributions during the short time allotted to discuss the issues raised by Peers. He also voted against both amendments, supporting the Prime...
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John Baron MP attends World Cancer Day Reception

February 27, 2017
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John Baron MP attends World Cancer Day Reception

MP supports ‘Unity’ campaign Earlier this month, John Baron MP attended a Parliamentary reception to mark World Cancer Day 2017. This year’s theme is ‘unity’, and the event was organised by a coalition of cancer charities, including: Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Now, CLIC Sargent, Anthony Nolan, Bowel Cancer UK and...
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John Baron MP urges constituents to respond to consultation on boundary changes

February 27, 2017
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MP says have your say John Baron MP has today urged people to respond to the Boundary Commission’s second consultation stage on new constituency boundaries. Once approved, the new constituencies will be in force for the 2020 General Election. The consultation will run from midnight on Tuesday 28th February until midnight on Monday 27th...
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John Baron MP encourages schools to go sky high with national rocketry competition

February 22, 2017
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John Baron MP encourages schools to go sky high with national rocketry competition

MP says Basildon students could be the next generation of rocket scientists MP for Basildon and Billericay, John Baron is encouraging local schools to compete in the UK’s largest youth model rocket competition – The UK Rocketry Challenge. The UK Rocketry Challenge involves the design, build and launch of a model rocket with the...
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John Baron MP joins ‘Biggest Fight Against Bone Cancer’ campaign

February 17, 2017
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John Baron MP joins ‘Biggest Fight Against Bone Cancer’ campaign

MP supports campaign to raise awareness. As Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer, John Baron MP recently attended a Bone Cancer Research Trust Parliamentary Reception. John heard that every year in the UK and Ireland around 600 new cases of primary bone cancer are diagnosed and around 300 people die from...
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John Baron MP remembers Blair’s last ‘mission’

February 17, 2017
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MP says Commons has endorsed Brexit plans This morning the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, gave a speech in support of Britain remaining in the EU, saying he was on a ‘mission’ to persuade voters to change their minds on Brexit. John said, “As an MP who voted against the Iraq War, I well...
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John Baron MP welcomes Commons Article 50 vote

February 9, 2017
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MP says Peers should pass Bill unamended Yesterday the House of Commons voted to pass the Government’s Article 50 Bill by a majority of 494 votes to 122 – a majority of 372, with John Baron MP supporting the Prime Minister and voting for the Bill. Having completed its passage through the House of...
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John Baron MP raises local NHS accountability in Health Questions

February 7, 2017
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MP says CCGs must face robust accountability on cancer performance During Health Questions in the House of Commons today, John Baron MP asked the Minister for Public Health, David Mowat MP, about the accountability of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) for their one-year cancer survival statistics. Since April 2015, CCGs have been held accountable through...
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John Baron MP hosts annual Beating Bowel Cancer Parliamentary event

February 3, 2017
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John Baron MP hosts annual Beating Bowel Cancer Parliamentary event

MP says screening uptake must increase John Baron MP recently hosted and addressed the annual ‘Beating Bowel Cancer’ reception in Parliament. This event bring together other MPs, Peers, bowel cancer patients, health professionals and members of the charity. In particular, this year’s event focused on the importance of bowel cancer screening. John said, “I...
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