Securing the best schools for Barnet

Barnet has some of the best state schools in the country and Theresa Villiers has worked hard to support them. She helped our top performing secondary schools gain academy status. She was also strongly supportive of two new schools set up in her constituency. The first is JCoSS in East Barnet, the UK's first cross community Jewish secondary school. The second is the St Andrew the Apostle school in Brunswick Park. This is the country's first ever Greek Orthodox school and one of the Conservative-led Government's new free schools.

Northern Line Upgrade Finally Goes Ahead

For many years, Theresa Villiers has been campaigning for improvements to the Northern Line, which serves her Chipping Barnet constituency. Under the previous Labour Government the much needed modernisation of the London Underground was stalled for nearly a decade, as Gordon Brown wasted millions of pounds on a failed PPP. Once the Conservative-led Government took office, things at last began to make progress.

Faster broadband for Barnet

Following a BT broadband and telephone outage due to cable thefts in the High Barnet area last year, Theresa put the pressure on BT to get things fixed so her constituents could be connected up again to their phones and the internet.

Better NHS services for Chipping Barnet

Theresa Villiers is a strong supporter of the NHS. Improving healthcare for her constituents is one of her top priorities. She campaigned successfully to prevent services in Barnet Hospital from being scaled back in any of the health reconfigurations proposed by the last Labour Government. Under this Conservative-led Government, maternity, children's and A&E services have been expanded at Barnet Hospital with major new facilities opened.

Supporting our Local Post Offices

Theresa Villiers has long been a strong supporter of our local post offices. She successfully campaigned against the plans of the previous Labour Government to close East Barnet post office. The current Conservative-led Government is investing significant sums in modernising our post office network. As a result, East Barnet, Bells Hill, Whestone, and High Barnet post offices all have refurbished facilities and longer opening hours.

Barnet Market

Alongside residents' group Friends of Barnet Market (FoBM), Theresa Villiers fought a long campaign to save our historic market in High Barnet. The market suffered under the previous owners, spending months in a temporary site in the Stapylton Road car park and then going back to its St Albans Road site to very poor conditions for traders and customers, including a terrible uneven surface and tatty hoardings.