Budget 2015: another step on the road to prosperity in Barnet

Theresa Villiers has welcomed today’s Budget as another step on the road to prosperity in her Chipping Barnet constituency. The Conservatives have a plan that is working, and a Budget that works for working people. It shows: 

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.

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:

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.Commenting, Ms Villiers stated “As a cyclist, I fully appreciate the health and environmental benefits of cycling. People can also save on the cost of travel by switching to the bike for shorter journeys.” 

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’.

Villiers launches construction phase of OWCH

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, formally launched the construction phase of new homes in Union Street in High Barnet on Friday. This project is run by a group called the Older Women’s Co-Housing project (or 'OWCH'), with the assistance of the Housing for Women Charity. It will provide homes for older women who intend to provide mutual support to the more elderly members of the community. 

Villiers backs campaign to save Trent Park

Theresa Villiers MP has written to English Heritage in a bid to protect Trent Park’s historic house. Ms Villiers has urged English Heritage to put the building on the ‘heritage at risk’ register. 

Villiers’ campaign for better broadband for Barnet continues

After lobbying efforts by Theresa Villiers MP, BT have agreed to visit High Barnet to meet representatives of residents and hear their concerns about poor access to fibre broadband in the ward. The meeting is due to take place in mid March. BT have also provided Theresa with further information on how they intend to use the £50m of funding they have announced to fill the gaps in provision of fibre broadband across the UK.

Villiers supports Manor Hill Greek School dinner

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, attended the Manor Hill Greek School dinner at the weekend. A long time supporter of Manor Hill and other Greek schools in her constituency, Theresa has been attending this event for some years. The dinner is one of the biggest events on the calendar of the British Cypriot community in north London with around 500 parents, children, teachers and supporters attending.