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Election campaign kicks off in Barnet

The election campaign has started in earnest in Chipping Barnet. Theresa Villiers and her team of volunteers have been out on doorsteps talking to residents across the constituency.

Update on the campaign to reopen East Barnet Health Centre

Theresa Villiers, Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Chipping Barnet, has been supporting the campaign to re-open East Barnet Health Centre (EBHC). It was closed for asbestos removal last spring and was expected to re-open after a few weeks. When the asbestos problem turned out to be more serious than expected, the closure dragged on. 

Backing the NHS in Barnet

As the general election campaign gets underway, Theresa Villiers, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Chipping Barnet has posted the following article setting out her views on some key issues relating to health services and the NHS:I am a strong supporter of the NHS. I successfully campaigned for a major expansion of maternity, children’s and A&E services at Barnet Hospital. I also worked hard to get Brunswick Park Health Centre re-opened and I am doing the same for East Barnet Health Centre.

Has Barnet lost its battlefield?

As the nation marks the interment of Richard III, Chipping Barnet MP, Theresa Villiers, has revealed that the Battle of Barnet – one of the greatest victories of Edward IV and his brother the Duke of Gloucester who later became Richard III – may not have taken place around Hadley Green and Hadley Highstone in Barnet as has been believed up to now, but in fact may have been located further up the road towards Potters Bar.

Government action to combat anti-Semitic attacks welcomed

The announcement by the Prime Minister of £11m of new funding to improve security at Jewish schools, synagogues and community buildings has been welcomed by Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet. The announcement was made by the Prime Minister in a speech to the Community Security Trust (CST) Annual fundraising dinner in central London on last week.

Start Up loans from government boost Barnet business

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, recently met up with a young entrepreneur, Styliana Vasili, to hear about how she successfully launched her own business with the help of the Government funded scheme, Start Up loans. The meeting took place at Theresa’s constituency office in Barnet High Street, along with representatives of the Start Up Loans Company who run the scheme for the Government.

Villiers seeks help from Boris on broadband

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has written to the Mayor of London, and to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid, to appeal to them for help in filling the gaps in fast broadband coverage in the suburbs. 

Supporting equality for women on International Women's Day

Theresa Villiers has been taking part in various events and discussions to mark International Women's Day. These include an event organised by Barnet Council on Friday at its offices in the North London Business Park in Brunswick Park. Here is an extract of her speech on the importance of making progress on equality for women:"This Government is determined to deliver greater security and opportunity for women. That is a key priority for me and my colleagues in the Cabinet. I welcome the fact that the Government has made some real progress since we took office in May 2010.

Safer cycling campaign continues

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has written to the Mayor of London, and Robert Goodwill MP, Minister for Transport urging them to keep up their efforts to make our roads safer for cyclists. She has also welcomed the announcement that the UK’s first ever safer lorries scheme will go live across Greater London from 1st September.

Villiers launches construction phase of OWCH

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, formally launched the construction phase of new homes in Union Street in High Barnet on Friday. This project is run by a group called the Older Women’s Co-Housing project (or 'OWCH'), with the assistance of the Housing for Women Charity. It will provide homes for older women who intend to provide mutual support to the more elderly members of the community.