Thursday, 16 February 2012

A word from local MP Dominic Raab

Dominic has been the MP for Esher & Walton since the general election of 2010. This is his article for the Molesey News written in August 2011.

Living up the road in Thames Ditton, it has been a great pleasure getting to know Molesey over the past year or so, as your MP.

I have visited local businesses from West Molesey Trading Estate to high-tech firms like Chelsea Technologies, who designed the sensors used to help clean up the BP oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico.

I have got to know some of our great head teachers, from Rosalita Edwards’ Nursery to Hurst Park School, and many other schools. I have been down to hear from doctors at Glenlynn Practice and Friends of Molesey Hospital.

Dominic is put through his paces at  Rosalita Nursery.
Whether it is speaking at the Women’s Institute or enjoying the barbecue at the Mid-Summer Magic party at Hurst Park, I’m always impressed with the strong community spirit we have here.

The government is determined to cut the deficit, to maintain economic confidence but also to avoid burdening high levels of debt and taxes on our children in the future.

That involves tough decisions now. But, it also means it is important that the community hears from and informs its local MP. It is important that we ensure the future of Molesey library.

The closure of Molesey police station reflected the changes in the way local policing is organised by Surrey Police. It is important that we retain a local police hub, but even more vital to strengthen the visible policing presence in Molesey.

Above all, I am committed to ensuring Molesey has a strong voice in Westminster.

Since April 2010, I have held three public - town hall – events in Molesey. I am holding another on September 9th, 7.30pm, at St Mary’s Church Hall in Bell Road, East Molesey.

Thank you to all those who have come along in the past. Whatever your political views, I want to hear from you.

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