Green belt manifesto pledge from the Conservatives

In advance of the publication of the Conservative manifesto tomorrow, Theresa Villiers has welcomed the news that it will contain a commitment to defend the green belt. Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles announced over the weekend that the manifesto will contain a decisive pledge to protect the green belt and prioritise the use of brownfield land for new homes.

Villiers campaigns for justice for Tamils

Theresa Villiers has confirmed her support for the Tamil community and joined her Conservative colleagues in calling for Sri Lanka's new Government to cooperate with the UN investigation into human rights abuses and war crimes committed during the military conflict in Sri Lanka:Ms Villiers said: "I am a strong supporter of the British Tamil community and I have been working with them in their campaign for justice for the Tamil people.

Election campaign kicks off in Barnet

The election campaign has started in earnest in Chipping Barnet. Theresa Villiers and her team of volunteers have been out on doorsteps talking to residents across the constituency. 

Villiers: Big business must pay their taxes like everyone else

A diverted profits tax comes into effect from today which is designed to ensure that all multi-national businesses pay taxes on the business they do in the UK. The Conservatives have acted to close down loopholes which have meant that some familiar high street brands were paying little or no corporation tax. Conservative candidate for Chipping Barnet, Theresa Villiers said:

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: 

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:

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 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.

Funding Success for Cromer Road Primary School

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet has today welcomed news that the Cromer Road Primary School has been awarded Government funding to renovate and rebuild the school.