Autumn Statement news: tax credit cuts cancelled

In his Autumn statement this week, the Chancellor announced the government's plans for spending over the next four years. This article sets out some of the key decisions made and how they might affect us in Barnet. If you are....

Remembrance Sunday

As Remembrance services took place around the country, Theresa Villiers laid a wreath on behalf of Her Majesty's Government at the cenotaph outside Belfast City Hall.

Get involved in the debate on the BBC's future

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, is urging her constituents to get involved in the debate about the future of the BBC. As the review of the BBC's Charter gets underway, she has written the following article, setting out her views.

Protecting the UK's bee population

Responding to the recent campaign on neonicotinoid insecticides and bees, Theresa Villiers thanks all constituents who have taken the time to email her about this issue. Setting out her views on the campaign, Theresa said:

Crime falls again

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet has welcomed news that crime has fallen by more than a quarter (27%) in England and Wales since 2010, to its lowest level on record. This is shown by the latest figure from the independent Office for National Statistics. In the London area, crime has come down by 15% since 2010.

Education minister meets campaign to save modern language A levels under threat

Theresa Villiers took a delegation to meet Education Minister, Nick Gibb, in the House of Commons last week to put the case for retention of A levels in a number of languages which are under threat of abolition. The meeting took place at the request of Michael Ellinas, Head teacher of Manor Hill Greek School which is based in Totteridge. The MP for Enfield Southgate, David Burrowes, also attended to show his support for retention of Greek A level and other languages facing possible abolition.

Villiers supports the re-establishment of All Party Parliamentary Group on Tamils

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, attended the AGM of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Tamils in the House of Commons on Wednesday to show her support for re-establishing this group for the new Parliament. At the meeting, James Berry, Conservative MP for Kingston and Surbiton was elected as the new chairman of the APPG, taking over the role carried out by Lee Scott during the last Parliament.

Campaign to save Greek A Level

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has started a campaign to save the A level in Greek and stop it from being abolished by Edexcel (who set exams). She also believes it is very important to retain A levels in other languages, such as Turkish and Polish, which face the threat of abolition from the OCR exam board.