Constituency Issues

John Baron MP urges Government to reconsider disability benefit changes

March 18, 2016
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MP writes to Chancellor over PIP proposals Today John Baron MP has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, to urge the Government to reconsider its proposals to change the way the daily living component of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is calculated. These changes may affect up to...
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John Baron MP urges people to respond to Sure Start Children’s Centre consultation

March 17, 2016
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MP says have your say on future of centres Essex County Council is currently consulting on changes to Sure Start Children’s Centres in Essex. John Baron MP has today urged people to respond to the consultation to ensure their views are heard. The consultation runs from 15th February until 10th April. John said: “The...
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John Baron MP welcomes the start of National Apprenticeship Week in Basildon and Billericay

March 16, 2016
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MP congratulates businesses and colleges John Baron MP has welcomed the Government’s commitment to creating even more apprenticeships at the launch of National Apprenticeship Week 2016 and so build on the growing number of people in Basildon and Billericay starting apprenticeships demonstrates that we are delivering on our manifesto commitments. The theme for this...
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John Baron MP and Stephen Metcalfe meet with East Anglia Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association

February 5, 2016
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John Baron MP and Stephen Metcalfe meet with East Anglia Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association

MPs pledge support for Employer Engagement Event John Baron MP and Stephen Metcalfe MP have met with Kristina Carrington, the Regional Campaign Director for the East Anglia Reserve Forces’ and Cadet’s Association to discuss the possibility of hosting an employer engagement event in the local area towards the end of the year. Both MPs...
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John Baron MP welcomes apprenticeship figures

January 29, 2016
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MP: more young people in Basildon and Billericay are getting the right work skills John Baron MP has welcomed new figures showing 3,930 new apprenticeships have been started by people in the Basildon and Billericay constituency since 2010. This means more young people earning and learning, getting the skills they need to get on...
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John Baron MP Crime continues to fall under this Government

October 16, 2015
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John Baron MP has welcomed news that crime has fallen by 8 per cent year-on-year, according to the independent Crime Survey for England and Wales, and by more than a quarter (30 per cent) since 2010. John said: “Recent figures showing crime continuing to fall is good news and my congratulations go to Essex...
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John Baron MP responds to Essex Police proposals

October 6, 2015
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MP has reservations about planned closure of Billericay Police Station Today Essex Police released details of its proposals to ensure policing in our area is best fitted to local patterns and demand. In particular, the proposals are intended to propose a viable Police budget for the coming years. This will entail greater efficiencies, the...
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John Baron MP highlights local bus service consultation

October 2, 2015
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MP urges bus users to respond to Council proposals Essex County Council is currently conducting a thorough review of contracted local bus services across the county. In particular, the review will be looking for examples of market failure, where there is currently no commercial bus service despite demand, and will assess whether a council-contracted...
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John Baron MP opens new passenger lift at Billericay station

July 17, 2015
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MP congratulates Abellio Greater Anglia Today John Baron MP visited Billericay station to officially open the new passenger lift which has recently been installed at the station. The new lift is situated on the Southend-bound platform of the station and completion of the works means that passenger lifts are now provided on both platforms,...
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John Baron MP welcomes Right to Buy discount for Housing Association homes

July 10, 2015
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MP highlights ability to register interest John Baron MP has welcomed the news that housing association tenants in England will soon be able to register their interest to buy their home. Nationally, 1.3 million families will now have the chance to buy their housing association home at a discount over the coming years. Locally,...
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