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Ed attends Didcot First AGM

Ed visited STFC, at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, on the Harwell Campus for the Didcot First AGM and board meeting. Guest speaker was Lucy Butler, Director of Children's Services, at Oxfordshire County Council.  A wide ranging and robust discussion took place between all the attendees.

Visit to Ipsen Group Labs

Ed was delighted to welcome health minister Baroness Blackwood to Ipsen Group's labs in Milton Park. This French company has invested £100 million in the UK in the last four years and supports 100 jobs in the constituency.

Ed visits Rebellion Film Studio

Ed enjoyed visiting Rebellion Film Studio in Didcot with founder Jason Kingsley.  Rebellion is a fantastic new resource for the UK's world beating film, TV and vfx industry.

Congratulations to Masooms

Ed was delighted to present Masooms Wantage with their highly commended certificate in the Tiffin Cup.  This is a UK wide award celebrating South Asian cooking.


A Disappointing Response from the CCG on IVF

Today I received a letter from Lou Patten, Chief Executive of the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in response to my letter of last month calling for the adoption of NICE guidelines with regards to IVF in Oxfordshire.

Ed helps re-chalk the White Horse

Ed was delighted to join the National Trust in re-chalking the Uffington White Horse.  This significant monument is a vital part of the local communities history and Ed thanked all the staff and volunteers who maintain it for the enjoyment of all.

Are you Wantage's Best Small Shop?

I am calling on Wantage’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their local community.

Prime Minister Theresa May Praises Harwell as One of her Final Acts in Office

In a letter to local Member of Parliament Ed Vaizey on her penultimate day in office, Prime Minister Theresa May MP took the opportunity to praise the UK’s ‘world leading capabilities’ in the space sector, in particular drawing attention to the ‘vibrancy’ of the Space Cluster at the Harwell Campu

Ed meets with Education Minister and OCC

Ed met with education minister, Lord Agnew, and Ian Hudspeth, leader of Oxfordshire County Council to discuss the expansion of several primary schools in the Wantage and Didcot constituency.  Officers at the council and officials at the Department for Education had a useful meeting and have agree

Ed visits the Space Cluster

Ed met Tim Sherwood and Barbara Ghinelli, from the Satellite Application Catapult, at the Space Cluster at Harwell. This was a showcase for the space industry, ninety space companies have been established at Harwell in the last decade.