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John Baron MP welcomes further fall in unemployment in Basildon and Billericay

August 14, 2014
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MP says unemployment is a social evil John Baron MP has welcomed new figures showing that 601 fewer people in Basildon and Billericay are relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance since 2010, a 30% drop. More people are getting off benefits and into work across the South East, with 254,000 more people in work since the...
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John Baron MP visits Mill Meadows Local Nature Reserve, Billericay

August 11, 2014
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John Baron MP visits Mill Meadows Local Nature Reserve, Billericay

MP thanks Neil Sumner and Chris Huggins John Baron MP recently joined Neil Sumner, and Chris Huggins for a stroll around the Mill Meadows Local Nature Reserve in Billericay. Mill Meadows is part of the Essex Wildlife Trust...
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John Baron MP welcomes HLF award to Lee Chapel North Club for WW1 Project

June 20, 2014
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MP urges other local projects to apply for lottery funding to mark Centenary A grant of £7,000 has been awarded to the Lee Chapel North Holiday Club to help local people learn more about the First World War. The project will help people to visit heritage sites and to produce a short film documenting...
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John Baron MP welcomes fall in unemployment in Basildon and Billericay

June 20, 2014
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MP says unemployment is social evil John Baron MP has welcomed the recent news that unemployment in the Basildon and Billericay constituency is continuing to fall. The number of claimants in the Basildon and Billericay constituency is 792 lower than this time last year. John said: “Unemployment is one of the evils in society...
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John Baron MP opens new sensory room, Buttsbury Pre-School

June 9, 2014
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John Baron MP opens new sensory room, Buttsbury Pre-School

MP congratulates the great team effort On Friday afternoon, John Baron MP officially opened the new Sensory Room at Buttsbury Pre-School, Billericay. This was at the invitation of Ruth Havis, Treasurer and Trustee of the Pre-School. After receiving grant funding from the Cooperative Trust, the project was able to go ahead. John was invited...
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John Baron MP congratulates Swan Housing at Craylands ‘Topping Out’ ceremony

June 6, 2014
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John Baron MP congratulates Swan Housing at Craylands ‘Topping Out’ ceremony

MP welcomes regeneration and team effort Today John Baron MP joined members of the Swan Housing Group, Tony Ball, representatives from Basildon Council and the HCA, and local residents at the newly built Beechwood Village to see the first building completion in the current phase of the regeneration works on the Craylands estate. John...
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John Baron MP: UKIP vote is a wake-up call for all parties

May 23, 2014
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MP says No 10 must listen to voters’ concerns Following a poor set of local election results in South Essex, including the loss of Basildon Council because of a surge in UKIP support, John Baron MP has warned all mainstream political parties against complacency on the EU. He has also thanked Conservative Councillors who...
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John Baron MP welcomes Essex County Council’s decision on school crossing patrols

May 21, 2014
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MP congratulates local County Councillors on decision John Baron MP has welcomed Essex County Council’s decision to keep its 200 or so school crossing patrols including some 48 at zebra crossings. John visited St Peter’s School with County Councillor Tony Hedley regarding this issue and liaised with County Councillor Kay Twitchen on the school’s...
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John Baron MP visits new Basildon Post Office

May 2, 2014
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John Baron MP visits new Basildon Post Office

MP praises service and longer opening hours following move John Baron MP today visited the new Basildon Post Office following its move to WHSmith in the Town Square. The Post Office now offers longer opening houses since its relocation just over one month ago, including the introduction of four hours of service on Sundays,...
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John Baron MP, Vicky Ford MEP, Geoffrey Van Orden MEP and Cllr Tony Hedley visit Barleylands Farm

April 7, 2014
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John Baron MP, Vicky Ford MEP, Geoffrey Van Orden MEP and Cllr Tony Hedley visit Barleylands Farm

MP and MEPs meet small business owners and discuss farming issues On Friday John Baron MP, Vicky Ford MEP, Geoffrey Van Orden MEP and Cllr Tony Hedley visited Barleylands Farm to discuss farming issues with Mr Peter Philpott, and business issues with local SMEs. John said: “It was good to meet with MEPs to...
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