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  • March 5, 2008

    Mark Opens Paddington Basin Campus

    Cities of London and Westminster MP, Mark Field, opened the City of Westminster College’s temporary Paddington Basin Campus today along with his parliamentary colleague, Karen Buck MP. Mark and Karen performed the ribbon cutting ceremony before taking a tour of the facilities and meeting students and staff. Mark was impressed with the hard work of […]
  • February 28, 2008

    Mark Writes To Mr Speaker About Mps’ Allowances

    The following is a copy of a letter Mark sent to Mr Speaker as part of the consultation process on allowances and expenses in the House of Commons. For the sake of clarity, we should point out that as an inner London Member, Mark is not able to claim the Additional Costs Allowance (ACA) (which […]
  • February 21, 2008

    Sharia Law – Archbishop Speaks Out

    The principle of the rule of law applying without fear or favour to all is a fundamental pillar of our social identity as a Western liberal democracy. Indeed, in the UK, an independent, robust judiciary and a sense of fair play is respected around the world. My initial thoughts on hearing the Archbishop of Canterbury’s […]
  • February 20, 2008

    Mark Meets Local Environmental Campaigner

    Cities of London and Westminster MP, Mark Field, met his constituent Mark Dowd in the House of Commons this morning to discuss climate change. Mr Dowd is a journalist and award-winning documentary maker who was recently appointed as the campaign strategist for the Christian environmental charity, Operation Noah. Operation Noah’s main goal is to encourage […]
  • February 18, 2008

    A Tribute To Colin Merton

    Colin Merton, one of our constituency’s most colourful political characters, sadly passed away on 7 February aged 81. Colin was the UK Independence Party’s candidate for the Cities of London and Westminster and fought in three successive general elections. He was my opponent for two of those and was always gracious and good-spirited, adding fun […]
  • February 18, 2008

    Mark Discuss Healthcare In Westminster

    Mark met the Chairman and Acting Chief Executive of Westminster Primary Care Trust in parliament this morning to discuss healthcare in the constituency. A number of constituents have approached Mark over the past year to raise their concerns over the cleanliness of hospitals, the performance of NHS staff, the provision of mental health care and […]
  • February 11, 2008

    A Chaotic Kenya Is A Problem For Us All

      Over the past weeks the world has watched in open-mouthed horror as scenes of violence and anarchy have been played out on the once tranquil streets of Kenya. A country regarded as peaceable and stable by African standards, synonymous with balmy beach holidays and breathtaking wildlife safaris, has given way to a chaos more […]
  • February 1, 2008

    The Great Organ Debate

    Easing back into politics after the Christmas break, Prime Minister Gordon Brown decided to carve out a position as a decisive leader willing to make tough choices on the difficult issues. His subject choice? The UK’s system of organ donation. In an article Mr Brown penned for the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, he came out in […]
  • January 29, 2008

    London’s Maternity Services Not Fit For Purpose

    An independent review by the Healthcare Commission has found that maternity units in England are failing to provide adequate care for expectant and new mothers. Using data from NHS Trusts and a survey of new mothers, problems of inadequate screening checks, insufficient numbers of staff and poor quality of care around birth were revealed. In […]
  • January 29, 2008

    Promoting Citizenship In Schools

    In a drive to help young people better understand how our country is governed and what it is like to be an MP, Mark visited two schools in the constituency this month to discuss life as a politician. He first made a presentation on citizenship to the St Marylebone C of E School’s sixth form […]