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Hugh Robertson raises his concerns about reports of Islamic forces massing on the Lebanese border and asks the Government for an update on the situation. Read more about Hugh Robertson raises concerns about territorial threat to Lebanon
Sir Hugh Robertson, the MP for Faversham and Mid Kent, has today announced that he will stand down from Parliament at the 2015 General Election.
Sir Hugh said:
“It has been a huge privilege to represent my own home area for the past decade and a half. I am very grateful for the hard work and support of the many friends in my Association who enabled me, firstly, to win my seat in 2001 and, then, to double my majority twice in 2005 and 2010. Read more about Hugh Robertson announces he will step down from Parliament at the 2015 General Election
New Year is traditionally a time of hope and renewal and a time to make resolutions for the year ahead. I have just finished the last constituency mailbag of 2014 and it contains the usual mix of serious casework, general moans and, pleasingly, a couple of people who have written in to say thank you for something that we have managed to fix for them. Read more about Happy New Year!
A year ago, as The Minister for The Middle East, I spent the last two weeks before Christmas in Lebanon and Egypt respectively. In Lebanon, I visited the refugee camps full of young children escaping the war in Syria and already experiencing the first snowfalls of the year high in the wintery Bequaa valley. Read more about Christmas Message
Hugh Robertson attended the unveiling of Sir Philip Neame’s commemoration stone in Faversham exactly 100 years since he won his Victoria Cross on the Western Front. Read more about Hugh Robertson attends unveiling of Sir Philip Neame VC’s commemoration stone in Faversham
Hugh Robertson calls on the Government to look at assistance given by this country to the Lebanese border regiment to see what further help can be given to prevent ISIL from spreading to Lebanon from Syria and Iraq. Read more about Hugh Robertson calls for more UK support to secure Lebanon borders
Following the Prime Minister’s statement on the the G20 summit in Brisbane, Hugh Robertson congratulates the PM on the robust line he took with President Putin and asks what discussions were held with other G20 leaders on stemming the flow of funds to Islamic State, particularly from the Gulf region. Read more about Hugh Robertson questions PM about G20 talks on stemming the flow of funds to Islamic State
Sir Hugh Robertson, the Member of Parliament for Faversham and Mid Kent, has been awarded the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s prestigious Emeritus Award for his contribution to sport during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He is only the fourth ever recipient of the award following Dame Mary Peters, Dame Diana Ellis and Bill Slater. Read more about Hugh Robertson awarded Emeritus Award for his work on London 2012
Hugh Robertson highlights the contribution to the local economy made by independent family brewers and calls on the Government to ensure that the concessions promised during debates on the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill are carried through and that they are excluded from the regulations. Read more about Hugh Robertson highlights contribution to local economy made by small brewers
Hugh Robertson has opened a new lift as part of a programme of improvements at Bearsted Station, making the station fully accessible for the first time in its 130 year history. The lifts are funded by the government’s Access for All programme and were the 1000th and 1001 lifts to benefit from funding. Read more about New lift at Bearsted Station