As one of his last acts in support of local businesses in the week that Parliament is dissolved, Stephen Phillips QC MP this week welcomed businessman Troy Phillips to Westminster, together with Chief Ronene Anda – head of the Transit Security Division for Los Angeles County – and two of her colleagues. Troy's company, Electronic Warfare Solutions, is based in Long Bennington in the Sleaford and North Hykeham Constituency but has a global reach filling contracts all over the world, including with Chief Anda's team and the LA Bomb Squad to build capacity and tactical capability. Speaking in Westminster Hall, Stephen said, "I am very proud that a local business like Troy's is having such global success. He and his staff have in-depth knowledge of their field and are exporting their skills all over the world showing the very best of what Britain has to offer."
Kesteven Children in Need is a locally based charity supporting children throughout North and South Kesteven within their home and school environments. The charity keeps children safe, away from harm and encourages normal healthy development, often dealing with issues such as drugs, alcohol abuse, unemployment, divorce and underage pregnancies. The valuable work the charity does was recognised by local Conservatives across the Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency the year as they raised funds to help with the important work the charity does. Last week, local MP Stephen Phillips handed over a cheque for £475 to fundraiser Mrs Alexandra Howard following a number of events throughout the constituency. Commenting, Stephen said, "The work done by Kesteven Children in Need is much in demand and hugely important. Every child deserves the best start in life and we have all been thrilled to do our bit by trying to raise money for the charity in the last year."
Residents of Branston, Washingborough and Heighington joined local MP Stephen Phillips at the weekend for a supper of beef stew and mash at Branston Village Hall. "It's events like these which mark Lincolnshire out as such a special place," Stephen said. "We are lucky to still have the sort of communities where people look out for one another and spend time together, the communities in which I grew up and which are the bedrock of the country I love." Over dinner, Stephen spoke of his work as our MP and regaled guests with details of some of the more bizarre things he has had to deal with over the last 5 years, pointing out that his job has been hugely rewarding but also fun. He also stressed his own view of the importance of having MPs at Westminster who have worked outside politics and the dangers of leaving just the professional politicians in charge.
Welcome, and thanks for visiting my website. This site was established whilst I was the Member of Parliament for Sleaford and North Hykeham. As Parliament is dissolved on 30 March 2015, there are no Members of Parliament from that date until after the general election on 7 May 2015. At present, I am once more the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Sleaford and North Hykeham! It's a great honour to have the 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.