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VILLIERS WELCOMES SALE OF BARNET MARKET

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has joined local campaigners in welcoming the sale of the Barnet Market site to UBS, the parent company of the neighbouring Spires Shopping Centre. It is hoped the sale will mean the site's facilities are improved and the market can begin to return to its former glory.

VILLIERS LAUNCHES DOMINO CHALLENGE AS PART OF ACTION TO BOOST CHIPPING BARNET HIGH STREET

At the weekend, Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, launched an attempt to break the world record for the largest number of people playing dominoes while wearing Christmas masks at The Spires Shopping Centre in Chipping Barnet. The event was organised by the High Barnet Town Team with the support of funding provided by the Mayor's Outer London Fund, designed to help boost London's High Streets.

VILLIERS AND EAST BARNET COUNCILLORS JOIN RESIDENTS AT RALLY AGAINST CAT HILL DEVELOPMENT

On Saturday afternoon, Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, joined over two hundred local residents at a rally against the building of 272 flats and houses by housing association L&Q on the former Middlesex University Site at Cat Hill on the border of Barnet and Enfield. Theresa was also joined by East Barnet Ward Councillors, Robert Rams and Joanna Tambourides, Barnet's London Assembly Member, Councillor Brian Coleman and Enfield Southgate MP, David Burrowes.

VILLIERS THROWS HER SUPPORT BEHIND BOUNDARY COMMISSION PROPOSALS FOR BARNET

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet has come out in support of the Boundary Commission proposals for the borough of Barnet. The Commission have proposed that the Chipping Barnet and Hendon constituencies stay as they are. Parts of Hampstead are to be added to Finchley and Golders Green to bring it up to the size required by the new rules.Commenting on the process from now on, Theresa said: "The Boundary Commission have produced a sensible set of proposals for our borough. I am supporting them and I urge my constituents to do so as well.""There is a consultation underway to decide whether to go ahead with the boundaries proposed or change them. I hope as many residents as possible across the borough will contact the Commission to ask them to keep Chipping Barnet's current boundaries and stick to their proposals"

VILLIERS WELCOMES DECISION TO SCRAP PLANS TO DOWNGRADE A&E SERVICES IN BARNET

Theresa Villiers, Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet, has welcomed this week's announcement by Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, to scrap NHS London's plans which threatened to downgrade vital A&E services at Barnet Hospital. The plans, ordered by the previous Labour Government, sought to reconfigure A&E services across London and shift treatment from hospitals to polyclinics.

"Thank you Chipping Barnet" from Theresa Villiers

After a count lasting into the early hours of Friday morning, Theresa Villiers, the Conservative candidate, was re-elected as MP for Chipping Barnet. She obtained nearly 24,700 votes, with a majority of nearly 12,000, more than twice the size of the 2005 election. She obtained nearly 50% of the vote, more than the Lib Dems and Labour combined. There was a 5.8% swing from Labour to Conservative in the constituency.Following the result, Theresa issued this statement: