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John Baron MP visits Billericay Station to mark start of works on additional passenger lift

July 23, 2014
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John Baron MP visits Billericay Station to mark start of works on additional passenger lift

MP congratulates Abellio Greater Anglia team Today John Baron MP joined Jonathan Denby and Colin MacConnachie at Billericay train Station to mark the start of the work on the additional passenger lift on the Southend bound platform. A...
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John Baron MP welcomes Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology at the Dartford Crossing

July 22, 2014
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MP says removal of toll booths will ease congestion John Baron MP has welcomed news that Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology will be introduced at the Dartford Crossing. Having responded to the Government’s consultation on options for a New Lower Thames Crossing to suggest that ANPR technology would solve many of the traffic...
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John Baron MP welcomes c2c’s franchise extension to 2029

June 27, 2014
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MP says contract retention thoroughly deserved John Baron MP has today responded to news that c2c is retaining the Essex Thameside franchise for the next 15 years. John said: “c2c thoroughly deserve this extension to their franchise. Their impressive record on punctuality, their promise to compensate passengers if more than 2 minutes late, and...
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John Baron MP highlights 236 bus service consultation

June 5, 2014
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MP expresses his concerns and encourages constituents to respond Essex County Council is currently consulting on a proposal to discontinue six Essex bus services. John Baron MP is encouraging people to respond to the consultation regarding the 236 service which runs from Basildon Festival Leisure Park to Wickford via Ghyllgrove, The Gore and Basildon...
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John Baron MP opposes HS2

April 29, 2014
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MP says country cannot afford £50 billion white elephants This week the Government is intending to guide the detailed legislation for the high-speed railway from London to Birmingham through its initial Commons stages. John Baron MP has consistently taken a stand against HS2, voting against the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act last year. John...
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John Baron MP votes against HS2

October 31, 2013
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MP says money could be better spent John Baron MP today voted against the High Speed Rail Bill when it came before the House of Commons for Third Reading. John previously voted against these proposals when they last came before Parliament on 26th June 2013, and has also written to the Chancellor urging...
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John Baron MP, Quilter’s School Headteacher, parents and Essex Highways meet over dangerous crossing

October 11, 2013
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John Baron MP, Quilter’s School Headteacher, parents and Essex Highways meet over dangerous crossing

MP organises meeting on site to discuss concerns Today John Baron MP organised a meeting with Mr Michael Wade , parent representatives and Mr Chris Stoneham of Essex Highways to discuss concerns about a local crossing. The crossing in question is on London Road, close to the Sun Corner roundabout. John...
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John Baron MP lobbies Government over HS2 ‘white elephant’

September 5, 2013
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MP says cost cannot be justified   Having voted against the HS2 proposals when they came before Parliament on 26th June 2013, John Baron MP has written to the Chancellor urging him to reconsider his decision to fund the project, whilst continuing to lobby Ministers. John says: “The scheme may reduce journey time between...
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John Baron MP welcomes potential £65 average saving on energy bills for homes in Basildon and Billericay

August 2, 2013
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John Baron MP welcomes potential £65 average saving on energy bills for homes in Basildon and Billericay

MP says smart meters will help customers John Baron MP has welcomed news today that around 500 households in his constituency are already benefiting from increased control over energy bills through British Gas smart meters, with average annual savings of £65 per household. Smart meters mean for the first time households can see how...
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John Baron MP, c2c and Greater Anglia succeed in their campaign to increase penalty rail fares.

April 5, 2013
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MP says penalty could rise to £50.   John Baron MP, together with c2c and Greater Anglia, has been campaigning in Parliament for tougher penalties for non-payment of rail fares. John has consulted local train operators and all believe the current penalty is no longer a sufficient deterrent. The penalty has remained the same...
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