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John Redwood welcomes work at Arborfield weirs

John Redwood has welcomed news that the Environment Agency and Thames Water are to carry out work on the weirs at Arborfield in a bid to improve the area’s flood defences. The River Loddon is controlled by two overfalls and two adjustable weirs at Arborfield Mill. Thames Water own the land and are responsible for […]

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John Redwood’s blog once again ranked the best website by a Conservative MP

Wokingham MP John Redwood’s blog has been ranked the best website by a Conservative Member of Parliament for the second year running. John’s blog was also rated the second best website by any Member of Parliament, being beaten only by Tom Harris, the MP for Glasgow South. The rankings were based on the judgement of […]

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John Redwood welcomes projected timetable for Emm Brook flood defence work

John Redwood has expressed disappointment that the Environment Agency thinks it unlikely they will secure Government funding for a flood prevention scheme near the Emm Brook, but welcomes news that they will instead be promoting the scheme from the levy raised by their Regional Flood Defence Committee. The Emm Brook project will introduce several measures […]

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John Redwood criticises further Equitable Life delays

John Redwood has criticised the Government for delaying even further on the issue of compensation for Equitable Life policyholders who lost out as a result of regulatory failure. Speaking during the debate on an Urgent Question demanding a statement on the Government’s progress yesterday, John asked for an idea of how much would be paid, […]

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John Redwood reiterates opposition to ID Cards

Speaking in yesterday’s Opposition Day Debate on Identity Cards, John Redwood reiterated his opposition to the Government’s Identity Card and National Identity Database scheme. He warned that ID Cards will do nothing to prevent illegal immigration given that immigrants already have to show their passports when coming into the UK. The text of John’s intervention […]

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John Redwood welcomes flood grant for Sylvester Close

John Redwood has welcomed the announcement that the Environment Agency is to make money from a property-level flood protection grant available to Wokingham. Over 150 applications to the “Pathfinder” grant scheme asking for more than £18 million were submitted to DEFRA as part of the Government’s response to the floods caused by the heavy rainfalls […]

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John Redwood argues against new parking charges for Wokingham

John Redwood has written to the overview and scrutiny panel at Wokingham Borough Council to outline his opposition to proposals for new car parking charges in the borough. In his letter, John argues that the new charges will increase costs, require substantial capital investment, and entail additional annual expenditure. John argues that Wokingham’s small traders […]

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John Redwood launches new book, “After the Credit Crisis: No More Boom and Bust”

John Redwood has today launched his new book, “After the Credit Crunch: No More Boom and Bust”. Published by Middlesex University Press, “After the Credit Crunch” is an authoritative and up-to-date analysis of the credit crunch and the events that led up to it. John Redwood’s analysis focuses on how and why the UK economy […]

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Wokingham Schools’ Debating Competition winners enjoy day out at the Palace of Westminster

On Wednesday the 17th June, pupils and teachers from the Emmbrook and Willink School were treated to a day out at the Houses of Parliament by John Redwood. As a prize for winning the 2008 Wokingham Schools’ Debating Competition, Adam Connell and Florence Curtis of the Emmbrook School, along with their teacher Diana Collins, joined […]

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John Redwood presses for referendum on Lisbon Treaty

Speaking in the European affairs debate in the House of Commons yesterday, John Redwood called for democracy to apply to the United Kingdom and pressed the Government to hold the referendum on the European Constitution, otherwise known as the Lisbon Treaty, that they promised in their last manifesto. John also said the Shadow Foreign Secretary […]

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    John Redwood won a free place at Kent College, Canterbury, and graduated from Magdalen College Oxford. He is a Distinguished fellow of All Souls, Oxford. A businessman by background, he has set up an investment management business, was both executive and non executive chairman of a quoted industrial PLC, and chaired a manufacturing company with factories in Birmingham, Chicago, India and China. He is the MP for Wokingham, first elected in 1987.

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