Westminster News

Villiers welcomes APPG report on anti-Semitism

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet yesterday attended an event hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace to launch a report by the All Party Parliamentary Group Against Anti-Semitism on how to combat the rise in anti-Semitic incidents.

Villiers supports Tamil community at event for All Party Parliamentary Group on Tamils

Theresa Villiers was present for the first ever Annual Dinner for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Tamils and the British Tamil Forum. Theresa is a strong supporter of efforts to achieve justice for the Tamil people. Many other Conservatives were there to support the British Tamil community including Lee Scott MP, Bob Blackman MP, Robert Halfon MP, Nick de Bois MP, Gavin Barwell MP, Chris Grayling MP, Roger Evans AM, and Charles Tannock MEP. Nick de Bois read a statement by Prime Minister David Cameron and Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Justice, gave a speech supporting the Tamil community.

GIVING PEOPLE THE RIGHT TO RECALL THEIR MP

In crucial votes on a Bill to give people the right to ‘recall’ their MP and trigger a by-election, Theresa Villiers supported Zac Goldmith’s amendment to strengthen the proposed new law. In this article, she sets out the progress made towards delivering a new right of recall in UK politics:“The Coalition Government’s Bill on this issue provides that constituents are able to recall their MP if they are found to have engaged in serious wrongdoing. Under its provisions, MPs can be held to account between elections, but would not be left vulnerable to attack by those who simply disagree with them.

CAMERON SETS OUT PLAN TO SECURE A BETTER FUTURE

Returning today from the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Theresa Villiers has welcomed the speech by the Prime Minister on his vision for the UK's future. Here is an extract from the speech:"Today I set out how we can secure a better future - and build a Britain that everyone is proud to call home.A Britain where hard work is rewarded. Not a free-for-all, but a chance for all: the chance of a job, a home, a good start in life, whoever you are, wherever you are from.I set out our Conservative commitment for the next five years.

STATEMENT FROM THERESA VILLIERS ON 38 DEGREES CAMPAIGN ON SPARE ROOM SUBSIDY

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has published the following response to the 38 Degrees campaign on the Affordable Homes Bill and the abolition of the spare room subsidy:The removal of the spare room subsidy was a necessary change in order to get the housing benefit bill under control, return fairness to the system and make better use of social housing stock.