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John Baron MP votes for same-sex marriage

February 5, 2013
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MP in favour of ending discrimination   Today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP will vote to legalise same-sex marriage. Neither Labour nor the Conservatives will be whipping the key vote, as this issue is seen as a matter of conscience – as was the case with the vote in 2004 to...
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John Baron MP supports Age UK Essex, British Red Cross and Essex Community Foundation’s Surviving Winter Appeal

December 20, 2012
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MP urges elderly constituents to register with Age UK Essex   John Baron MP today lent his support to the Surviving Winter Campaign which aims to ensure that the elderly do not go cold this winter. Age UK Essex are offering packs which include a fleece, hot water bottle, a flask, essential food items...
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John Baron MP raises strike action ballots in House of Commons

December 20, 2012
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MP says more than 50% of membership should approve strike action   Today, during Business Questions in the House of Commons, John Baron MP asked the Government about making it a requirement that more than half of the eligible membership must approve strike action for it to take place. At the moment, strikes are...
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John Baron MP presents £5,000 Fun Walk cheque to Ronald McDonald House at Basildon Hospital

December 14, 2012
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John Baron MP presents £5,000 Fun Walk cheque to Ronald McDonald House at Basildon Hospital

MP congratulates team on service to parents with sick children Today John Baron MP visited Ronald McDonald House at Basildon Hospital to hand over a £5,000 cheque raised from his Fun Walk held in May at Barleylands Farm.  Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation for parents who need to stay overnight at the hospital whilst...
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John Baron MP quizzes Minister over same-sex marriages in churches

December 10, 2012
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MP supports same-sex marriage but seeks guarantees from Minister Today in the House of Commons, during an Urgent Question on same-sex marriages in churches, John Baron MP asked the Minister for Equalities, Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, about protections for religious institutions. The Government’s policy is that churches (or other religious institutions) who wish...
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John Baron MP welcomes 55% increase in apprenticeships in Basildon and Billericay

October 12, 2012
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MP says apprenticeships are vital for our young people Figures show a record number of apprenticeships in England, with half a million people starting an apprenticeship last year. Thanks to Government investment, 142 more young people in England are starting an apprenticeship every single day. In Basildon and Billericay:- 680 people started an apprenticeship...
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John Baron MP delighted at Lords Reform climb-down

August 6, 2012
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MP says Government has made right decision   John Baron MP has reacted to the news this afternoon that the Government has decided to drop its House of Lords Reform Bill. John was one of 91 Conservative MPs who voted against the Government on this issue. John said: “The Government’s proposals would have been...
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John Baron MP will vote against an elected House of Lords

July 10, 2012
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MP opposes Coalition reforms   Today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP will vote against Government proposals to reform the House of Lords. The Government intends to reduce the number of members to 450, with 80% of Peers elected and the remaining 20% appointed. John disagrees with the proposals because:- There is...
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John Baron MP greets Billericay Striders and Schools for Olympic Torch Relay Event

July 6, 2012
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John Baron MP greets Billericay Striders and Schools for Olympic Torch Relay Event

MP sees runners and Striders set off from Billericay Train Station John Baron MP today greeted Billericay Striders and participating schools at Billericay Train Station as part of an Olympic Torch relay event. John congratulated all concerned in what has been an excellent initiative. The event began at Downham Primary School, finishing at Sunnymede...
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John Baron MP addresses launch of British Lung Foundation’s ‘Mesobank’

July 4, 2012
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John Baron MP addresses launch of British Lung Foundation’s ‘Mesobank’

MP welcomes Mesothelioma initiative John Baron MP recently attended in Parliament a reception organised by the British Lung Foundation (BLF). The reception was organised to launch the BLF’s ‘Mesobank’, which will enable scientists to speed up their research and improve our knowledge of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer which affects the lungs, usually associated...
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