Opinions

Making cycling safer

Improving cycling safety is an important priority for Theresa Villiers, the Conservative candidate for Chipping Barnet. She has written the following article setting out Conservative ideas on how to promote cycling and make it safer.I have been actively campaigning for measures make our roads safer for cyclists.

Villiers welcomes Pension Freedom Day

On the day that George Osborne’s far reaching reform of pensions comes into effect, Theresa Villiers, Conservative candidate for Chipping Barnet, has welcomed the new freedoms introduced for people who have saved for a pension:Theresa Villiers said: “It is right that people have more freedom to make decisions about the money for which they have worked hard all their lives.

Villiers: Big business must pay their taxes like everyone else

A diverted profits tax comes into effect from today which is designed to ensure that all multi-national businesses pay taxes on the business they do in the UK. The Conservatives have acted to close down loopholes which have meant that some familiar high street brands were paying little or no corporation tax. 

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.

Theresa Villiers condemns funding for CAGE

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has made a formal complaint to the Charities Commission about the charities who fund the campaign group, CAGE. The group hit the headlines after they praised the individual alleged to be the ISIL terrorist known as ‘Jihadi John’.

TTIP: the myths and the facts

Responding to the campaign emails she has received on the Transatlantic Trade and Investement Partnership (TTIP), Theresa Villiers, MP For Chipping Barnet, has written the following article:A number of myths and misinformation have been circulated about the TTIP negotiation between the US and the EU. Here are some facts and figures on TTIP.