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Category: News & Articles

  • June 1, 2010

    Hedge Fund Headaches

    George Osborne would not have wished his early days as Chancellor to be dominated by a rearguard action at the European Parliament. Yet as the Greek economic storm swirls, further clouds are on the continental horizon as the proposed Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) - which I wrote about here last September - goes to crucial votes by MEPs today.
  • May 20, 2010

    A timely history lesson…

    Eighty-eight years ago this October the Conservative-dominated coalition headed by Liberal David Lloyd George fell. The four years since the end of the Great War hostilities had been troubled. A deep economic recession in 1920/21 had resulted in sharp tax rises and cuts in public spending to the fledgling welfare state. Disquiet over the Prime Minister's corrupt use of the honours system had reached a crescendo. As the parliamentary term neared its end there was continuing...
  • May 19, 2010

    The sorry state of Parliament Square

    With the drawing to a close of the General Election campaign, the nation’s focus returned to Westminster only to find that parliament had some new neighbours. Joining Brian Haw’s long time anti-war encampment in Parliament Square is now a hotchpotch of fresh protestors declaring everything from solidarity with Greek workers and support for the return of our troops to justice for the victims of alleged crimes by freemasons.
  • May 7, 2010

    Thank you!

    At around 4.30am this morning, Mark was granted the privilege of being re-elected as your MP for the Cities of London and Westminster with an increased majority and 52.2% of the vote. It has been an energetic, positive campaign and he wishes to thank sincerely all those who put their trust in him again. He will continue to strive to represent ALL those in our constituency and, as ever, encourages anybody who requires his help to get in touch. We will be putting up some pictures of the campaign over the course of the weekend...
  • April 26, 2010

    Election fever hits London

    As we go into the third week of the election campaign, Mark has been overwhelmed by the fantastically positive response he has received across the constituency when talking to voters on the doorstep, in local pubs, at community meetings and on street stalls. He is out and about every morning, afternoon and evening in the constituency and hopes to see as many residents as possible. However, if you do not manage to see him to chat personally, you might wish to catch him at one of the following:...
  • April 26, 2010

    Soho People

    Mark was asked by local website, Soho People, to answer ten questions. Here are his answers:-
  • April 26, 2010

    Housing

    With the sheer wealth of excitement and opportunities central London offers, people gravitate to our city centre constituency both from across the country and the globe. This can place a massive burden on our precious social housing stock which is why, over my past nine years of serving as your local MP, housing has remained one of the biggest issues in my postbag....
  • April 26, 2010

    Transport

    As we Londoners know all too well, a delayed train journey, traffic jams on the roads or disrupted flights have the power to ruin our day and grind away at our general quality of life. Yet transport has remained a Cinderella area for too long....
  • April 26, 2010

    Health

    We as City of London and Westminster residents are right to demand the very best of the NHS, given the huge sums of taxpayers’ money it consumes each year (more than the schools, defence and policing budgets combined).
  • April 26, 2010

    Education

    For many years, the government has assumed that tinkering with the structure of our education system leads to an almost automatic improvement in standards. Yet schools, colleges and universities are fed up of constant interference and employers tell me that we are simply not equipping our young people with the skills relevant to the modern workplace...