This page provides a list of recent activities/engagements Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng has made in the constituency.
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24th November 2017
I took the Speaker's chair for a lively Commons-style debate by 2 local schools, Thomas Knyvett, Sunbury Manor and St James Senior boys' schools that took place in the Spelthorne Council Chamber during UK Parliament week.
21st October 2017
I attended the Most Courteous Town award in Shepperton. Officials from the National Campaign for Courtesy have announced Shepperton as ‘Top Town for 2017’ after scouring the country for towns which demonstrate the charity’s commitment to good manners, respect for others, courtesy to all and the rejection of anti-social behaviour.
I then visited Thameside Brewery in Staines to tour their micro Brewery and see their new Staines Town Centre premises which had recently opened. I sampled the brewery’s award winning beers and discussed the idea of a Staines Beer Festival which is now being planned to take place in summer 2018.
20th October 2017
I visited Bronzefield Prison in Ashford with the Rt Hon David Lidington CBP MP, the Secretary of State for Justice, for a tour of the prison and to meet the staff.
I then met the new Chief Executive of Spelthorne Borough Council Daniel Mouawad to discuss current Council issues.
During the afternoon I held my regular constituents “ Surgery” where I met local residents.
22nd September 2017
At St James School in Ashford I gave a presentation during the school assembly about life as an MP. I then took questions from the students.
21st September 2017
I visited attended the well attended Spelthorne Skills & Careers Fair at Kempton Park where stall holders were representing sixty-five local businesses and skills providers.
15th September 2017
A meeting was held at St Peters Hospital to discuss the imminent closure of the Blanche Herriott Unit at St Peters Hospital. This unit provides sexual health services to the local community including teenage sexual health advice, HIV care. I have been campaigning against the closure with local residents.
Later at Brooklands College Graduation Ceremony I addressed the students & parents and presented graduation certificates.
21st July 2017
I met with the Spelthorne in Zone 6 campaign team do discuss their progress with their campaign to bring Spelthorne into Zone 6. This would reduce travel costs for local residents and people who work in the borough and allow Oyster cards to be used at our stations.
I have been supporting this campaign for the past couple of years and am impressed with the enthusiasm and passion in which the team are pursuing this fantastic cause!
I also visited local company Dnata based in Stanwell. Dnata employ around 2000 at their Heathrow operation and are one of the major employers in our borough. I was given a tour of the Dnata City operation and discussed local issues faced by the company.
14th July 2017
I met with Steven Harvey, Chairman of Staines upon Thames Business Improvement District (BID) and owner of Oasis Estate Agents. They discussed Staines BID and the plans they have for their first year.
I held the regular constituents “Surgery” – meeting several local residents to discuss and address their issues and concerns.
Later I hosted an event at the Mercure Thames Lodge for the Conservative Association members to thank them for their support during was a hard fought election campaign.
13th July 2017
I was invited to be guest speaker at Staines Prep School year six leavers evening. I gave an address to the students & parents and presented student awards.
9th July: Spoke at the Ashford North Residents Association AGM
7th July: Attended and spoke at the Spelthorne “in the zone” meeting at Thomas Knyvett
11th June 2016 - Joined residents in Wrens Avenue, Ashford for a street party to celebrate the Queen’s birthday
3rd June 2016 - Spoke at the Laleham residents association AGM
3rd June 2016 - Spelthorne funding fair at Knowle Green, which was initiated by Kwasi.
26th May 2016 - final of Spelthorne Business Plan competition, which was founded by Kwasi in 2013
6th May 2016 - pre-referendum open meeting in Ashford to discuss EU membership
4th May 2016 - attended the induction of the new vicar at St Mary’s, Sunbury on Thames
30th April 2016 - joined Cllr Alison Griffiths for her drop in surgery at Sunbury library
29th April 2016 - visit to St Paul’s School, Sunbury on Thames to meet the headteacher and students
22nd April 2016 - opening of the Heathrow Firsts! Exhibition at the Spelthorne Museum
15th April 2016 - pre-referendum open meeting in Shepperton to discuss EU membership
24th March 2016 – SaveSurrey Credit Union
20th March 2016 – Opening Kenyngton Manor Recreation Ground
19th March 2016 – Meeting Heathrow representatives to discuss development
11th March 2016 – Spelthorne Music Festival
4th March 2016 – Visited Halliford School
3rd March 2016 – Visited University of Surrey
5th February 2016 – Visited the Winter Shelter
5th February 2016 – Meeting with Lower Sunbury Residents Association
29th January 2016 – Meeting with Charity funding providers
22nd January 2016 – Visited Springfield School
22nd January 2016 – Visited the Staines Hub