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Villiers campaigns for justice for Tamils

Theresa Villiers has confirmed her support for the Tamil community and joined her Conservative colleagues in calling for Sri Lanka's new Government to cooperate with the UN investigation into human rights abuses and war crimes committed during the military conflict in Sri Lanka:Ms Villiers said: "I am a strong supporter of the British Tamil community and I have been working with them in their campaign for justice for the Tamil people.

Rail and tube fares freeze welcomed

The announcement by the Conservatives of a five year real terms freeze on tube and regulated rail fares has been welcomed by Theresa Villiers, Conservative candidate for Chipping Barnet.

Happy Easter from Theresa Villiers

Theresa Villiers has issued the following statement wishing Barnet residents a Happy Easter: "On the eve of the most important day in the Christian calender, I would like to send my best wishes to all those celebrating Easter tomorrow. In our highly secularised society, it sometimes feels as if the significance of this religious festival is too often overlooked.

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.