I hope that it will keep you in touch with my activities and views as your local Member of Parliament. If you have any concerns or issues you would like to raise then please do not hesitate to contact me.
The following letter has been sent individually to all Members of the Planning Committee
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Letters between Hugh Robertson and Maidstone Borough Council Chief Executive Alison Broom.
Hugh Robertson backs a motion that the UK Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel, and calls for an international road map, including incentives and disincentives, leading to a final agreement in which the recognition of a Palestinian state is a key milestone. Read more about Hugh Robertson backs recognition of Palestinian state as part of two-state solution
Responding the Secretary of State for Scotland’s publication of a Command Paper on the proposals for further devolution in Scotland which were committed to do during the referendum campaign, Hugh Robertson asks if a simple majority of 50% plus one in the Scottish Independence Referendum is still deemed sufficient for a matter with such far-reaching constitutional implications. Read more about Hugh Robertson questions 50% plus one is sufficient majority for constitutional referendums
Hugh Robertson has co-sponsored a cross party amendment, subject to selection by The Speaker, that demands the recognition of the state of Israel alongside the state of Palestine as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution. Read more about Vote on Palestinian statehood
“Congratulations to everyone at the Kent Specials for winning The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. It is a terrific achievement and everyone in the county is extremely proud of you all.
Thank you, too, for all the work you do on a daily basis to keep our communities safe. It is very much appreciated.
Have a great evening.”
Rt Hon Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG MP Read more about Message of congratulations to Kent’s Volunteer Police Officers
Sir Hugh Robertson comments on UK airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq.
“Having spent the past year at the FCO dealing with Iraq, Syria and Islamic extremists first hand, I have no doubt that airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq are justified, particularly in view of the request for help delivered by the Iraqi Prime Minister at the UN. The barbaric behaviour of IS towards civilians in the region, particularly Christians, Yazidis, Kurds and, indeed, Western hostages has shocked everyone and must be stopped. Indeed, I fear that, in due course, we will have to pursue them in Syria as well, given the cross border nature of the threat.
“However, airstrikes alone will not solve the problem. There will need to be follow up on the ground, preferably by local forces, and a political solution in Baghdad brokered by the new government that encompasses all of the people of Iraq.” Read more about Airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq
Sir Hugh Robertson, the Member of Parliament for Faversham and Mid Kent and the former Olympics and Paralympics Minister, has announced his support for this week’s Invictus Games for Injured Servicemen due to take place in and around The Olympic Park from Wednesday until Sunday. Hugh served in the army for over a decade seeing active service in Northern Ireland, The Gulf War and Bosnia and spearheaded a drive during London 2012 to encourage more injured servicemen to participate in the Paralympics. Read more about Hugh Robertson supports Invictus Games for Injured Servicemen
On the eve of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, it has been announced that Hugh Robertson, the Member of Parliament for Faversham and Mid Kent, has been knighted for his work as Olympics Minister during London 2012. The award was made following his decision to step down at the recent government reshuffle and also incorporates his work as Minister for the Middle East, North Africa and Counter Terrorism. Read more about Hugh Robertson knighted for his contribution to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games