Campaigns

Supporting local businesses, heritage and high streets

Since becoming MP for Barnet, Theresa has consistently supported small businesses and retailers, both in campaigning for local projects in high streets around the constituency and supporting legislation in Parliament to benefit small businesses:

Better broadband for Barnet

Theresa Villiers was contacted by local residents in 2014 concerned about slow broadband speeds in parts of her constituency. While most homes and businesses can access superfast broadband speeds in Barnet, certain areas had been left with older, slower connections. A long campaign followed.

Keeping Barnet Moving

Over the past decade, Theresa has campaigned extensively to ensure that her constituents have good public transport links: working to keep local bus services, pressing GTR to improve local rail services; defeating plans to split the Northern Line and campaigning to make cycling safer for commuters.

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, and was strongly supportive of two new schools set up in her constituency serving Barnet’s diverse communities.

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.

International campaigns

Barnet is one of the country’s most diverse boroughs, with residents from an immensely wide range of different cultural, religious, ethnic and national backgrounds. Theresa’s campaigning priorities reflect that diversity with a focus on a number of issues looking out to the wider world.