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John Baron MP officially opens the new booking hall at Basildon Rail Station

August 15, 2013
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John Baron MP officially opens the new booking hall at Basildon Rail Station

MP welcomes £450,000 improvement project   Today John Baron MP, at the invitation of c2c, officially opened the new booking hall at Basildon Station as part of a £450,000 project of improvements. New flooring and improved lighting will give the station a much more welcoming look. The new hall is just one of a...
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John Baron MP congratulates Kod?sai on their successful Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) application

July 11, 2013
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MP says HLF grant is good news for Basildon and Billericay   John Baron MP welcomed Kate Brown of the Heritage Lottery Fund to Billericay back in March, to encourage local organisations to submit an application to the fund. Since this meeting six projects have submitted project enquiries about a grant. The Kod?sai...
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John Baron MP welcomes Government concessions on ‘Permitted development’

April 23, 2013
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MP says it is right neighbours can object   John Baron MP has welcomed Government concessions to its proposals to double the extent of ‘permitted development’ following a rebellion by 16 Conservative MPs when the Bill came before Parliament...
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John Baron MP votes to restrict permitted development

April 17, 2013
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MP supports ability of local authorities to limit planning free for all   Yesterday in the House of Commons, John Baron MP voted against his Government and for an amendment to the Growth and Infrastructure Bill tabled by Lord True and passed by Members of the House of Lords.  The Government has introduced proposals...
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John Baron MP: Statement re Mr Vlad Akinin

April 12, 2013
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Mr Vlad Akinin has been found guilty in court this week of allegations of benefit fraud. Mr Akinin is married to John’s constituency secretary, Annie Akinin. She is in the process of getting a divorce. Mrs Akinin had no knowledge of the fraud and had no involvement in Mr Akinin’s financial affairs. John said:...
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John Baron MP pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher in Parliamentary debate

April 11, 2013
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Tribute debate hosts many excellent speeches   Yesterday evening, John Baron MP participated in a debate in the House of Commons – Parliament being recalled to pay tribute to the Rt Hon Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven LG OM. There were many warm, heartfelt and funny speeches bearing testimony to her many strengths. John said,...
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John Baron MP saddened by the death of Baroness Thatcher

April 8, 2013
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MP pays tribute to the former Prime Minister Reacting to the news that Baroness Thatcher has died, John said, “I am very sad to hear of Baroness Thatcher’s death – my thoughts and feelings are with her family at this difficult moment.” “Without a doubt, she was our greatest post-war Prime Minister, who restored...
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John Baron MP presses Government to do more over unauthorised development and to protect Green Belt

March 19, 2013
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MP raises issues with Secretary of State in House of Commons   Yesterday, during Local Government Questions in the House of Commons, John Baron MP urged the Government for action and clarity regarding various aspects of its unauthorised development and Green Belt policy. John asked, “We are thankful for Government help over the clearance...
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John Baron MP visits Hallmark Care Homes to promote apprenticeships

March 15, 2013
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John Baron MP visits Hallmark Care Homes to promote apprenticeships

MP supports National Apprenticeship week. Today John Baron MP visited Hallmark Care Homes to meet with apprentices as part of National Apprenticeship week (11th – 15th March). John met with Rob Byrom whom Hallmark has supported further with an Open University course. He also met Jack Plane, a former apprentice, who secured permanent employment...
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John Baron MP supports new website to help people living alone.

March 4, 2013
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MP praises website which promotes independence   John Baron MP has welcomed a new website designed to support individuals who are living alone for the first time. Living Alone Online has launched a webpage to help support young people and care leavers when they rent or buy property on their own for the first...
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