The National Citizen Service (NCS) is an excellent initiative for young people to acquire new skills outside the classroom environment. The programme runs during school holidays and provides an opportunity for those between 15 and 17 years old to meet new people and engage in a number of...
Last Sunday, I was delighted to visit the Open Day at Hatton Locks to hear about the work of the Canal & River Trust. It is important that our historic waterways are preserved, and the recent investment into Lock 34 at Hatton is extremely welcome. I was also extremely impressed to see the huge...
On Thursday 5th March, this year's Jobs & Careers Fair will take place at Leamington Town Hall - bringing together a range of local businesses and organisations to offer advice and training to local residents. The day will also be an excellent opportunity for those looking for work to find out more...
I was recently appointed to be Vice-Chair of the Board of Policy Connect, an independent think-tank which focuses on UK public policy. Barry Sheerman, a Labour MP, is the Chairman and we also work closely as Co-Chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Manufacturing. As a member of the Board of...
In the past week I have participated in two hustings events where I have had the opportunity to discuss with, and answer questions from, local residents on a range of topics, with representatives from the other political parties. Last Friday, I was delighted to join the Warwick and Leamington...
I was elected as Warwick and Leamington's new MP at the 2010 General Election, having previously stood at the General Election in 2005. Before my election I worked locally in Public Relations, having previously worked at Longbridge with MG Rover. I live in Warwick, and play an active role in our local community, serving as a governor of Myton School and as a a trustee of the Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs.
In Parliament, I am a member of the International Development Select Committee and have recently got my Private Member's Bill passed by Parliament - see the Social Value Bill Section above for more information. I am also co-chair of the Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group, vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty and Honourary Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Enterprise. I regularly speak in the House on issues relevant to the constituency - for more information see News.
The constituency of Warwick and Leamington encompasses the historic town of Warwick, Leamington Spa, Whitnash and a swathe of Warwickshire villages including Hatton, Budbrooke, Hampton Magna, Norton Lindsey, Barford, Sherbourne, Wasperton and Bishop's Tachbrook. The constituency was created in 1885 and was once represented in Parliament by Sir Anthony Eden.
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Interested in a career in politics? Will McGarrigle from Warwick is now working in Westminster as a full time Parliamentary Researcher. Click here to read his story ...
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at any time. Listening to local people is an essential part of the work of a Member of Parliament - the more you get in touch, the better able I am to represent you.
If you have an issue or problem that you would like to speak to me about - or a view or opinion that you would like to share - please get in touch using the contact details below.
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Telephone: 01926 315888
Post: 43a Clemens Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 2DP
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Telephone: 020 7219 7201
Post: Chris White MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA