Local MP Stephen Phillips visited Carre's Grammar School in Sleaford to speak with students about their views on their school's proposed move to a joint site with Kesteven and Sleaford High School away from the town centre, as well as the establishment of closer sixth form ties. Stephen has also spoken with the head teachers at both schools, who have told him about the reasons behind the move and asked for his help in making it happen. Stephen said: "This move to one site may be some years away, but it is supported by both schools and their pupils and governing bodies. It would be beneficial for students to have new facilities and for the schools to have room to grow, which is simply not possible on their current sites in the centre of Sleaford. I have asked for a meeting with the Secretary of State for Education to discuss possible sources of funding to help with the move, and I will be pressing her to do as much as she can to assist."
It's official: there are now almost as many Conservative MPs in Lincolnshire as there are Liberal Democrat MPs in the whole of the UK! Following the Queen's Speech to Parliament this week, in which the new Government set out its plans for the next year based on the Conservative manifesto, all of Lincolnshire's MPs met together for the first time to discuss their ideas for our county and how they can work together to ensure that Lincolnshire has a strong voice in the councils of the nation. Speaking after the meeting, which followed a photo-call in New Palace Yard, Sleaford & North Hykeham MP Stephen Phillips said, "As MPs, we are much stronger as a group when we all speak with one voice and that is what I and my colleagues are determined to do for the next five years, both to make sure Lincolnshire gets the resources it needs and so that our rural way of life is protected."
Stephen Phillips QC MP was last week officially sworn in as the Member of Parliament for Sleaford and North Hykeham. Following a general election, before he or she can take their seat, each elected MP must swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen and her successors in the House of Commons in a form of words which has been little changed for the last several hundred years. Stephen, who was one of the first of the 2010 intake of MPs to take the oath last Wednesday, before the State Opening of Parliament this week, said, "It is a huge honour to have been re-elected, and I am thrilled that both my majority and share of the vote both increased, demonstrating that many of my constituents support the values which we championed in our manifesto. I am pledged to focus on remaining a good constituency MP and supporting the first Conservative majority government in nearly twenty years to enact the promises on which I was re-elected."
Welcome, and thanks for visiting my website. On 7th May 2015, I was re-elected by an overwhelming majority of more than 56% of voters as the Member of Parliament for the Sleaford and North Hykeham Constituency. It's a great honour to have this responsibility of fighting for this beautiful part of Lincolnshire and I hope that my website will answer any questions you have. You'll find some information about me, about what I and my party stand for and about how to get in touch. Please don't hesitate to do so: what matters to you matters to me. I'm passionately committed to serving the interests of all of our community as best as I can.