What has Felicity Buchan been up to today?
Felicity Buchan is MP for Kensington and a member of the Conservative party.
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Today, I will table legislation that will give employers the freedom to recruit skilled, temporary staff to plug vital roles during strike action.
This new law will help protect the British public from future disruption caused by militant trade unions👇🏿
Labour MPs defied Keir's order to not join the RMT's picket lines. Who will defy him again today?
Being delivered in Courtfield ward, South Kensington: a @LibDems leaflet, complete with dodgy bar chart.
If they can't add percentages accurately, I wouldn't trust them to run a bath, let alone a council!
Total vote shares of 113% sounds like a result from #TowerHamlets...
Good to sit down yesterday with @nadhimzahawi to discuss education. Having received a very good comprehensive school education, I am passionate about the role outstanding community schools can play in improving our children’s life chances.
Innovation, like science, requires collaboration.
If we continue to be blocked by the EU from Horizon, other international programs, like #Eureka, become even more key.
To Lisbon @ukinportugal for today’s #Eureka #GlobalInnovationSummit of 47 nations to deepen UK collaboration
Good to hear that the fire in Queensdale Crescent is under control.
The fire on Queensdale Crescent in W11 is under control. Latest information here https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/incidents/2022/june/flat-fire-shepherds-bush/
Very concerning to hear about the high rise fire at Queensdale Crescent in Shepherds Bush. I am told by @LondonFire that 8 fire engines are there, 60 firefighters and a 32mm aerial appliance. A 64mm one has been called.
Nothing to see here, just a Labour whip joining a picket line as millions of people have their lives disrupted.
When we say these are Labour’s strikes, this is exactly what we mean.
This treacherous government has underfunded & mismanaged our public transport network for more than a decade.
As a proud trade unionist, I stand with all workers on our railway network who are taking industrial action to fight for their jobs & keep passengers safe #RailStrikes
Families are facing global cost of living pressures. Labour's response? Backing today's rail strikes.
Their union friends admit it will cost families, yet Labour won't condemn it 👇
Great to spend time yesterday with @Mo_Farah at the Great Exhibition Road Festival, talking about how the South Kensington museums are a source of inspiration to young people.
Britain’s Centrica has signed a major deal with Norway’s Equinor, boosting UK supply for the next 3 winters.
With ongoing uncertainty in Europe, securing extra supply is welcome as we maximise gas production in British waters and accelerate nuclear and renewables.
Well said @FelicityBuchan: as London Mayor @SadiqKhan is a failure even on his own terms - promised "zero strikes" and has now had more than both previous mayors put together. And he wants to cut our most popular bus routes.
@GregHands @Tony_Devenish https://twitter.com/WalaaIdris/status/1537094718953295874
The @MayorofLondon is damaging for London. He can’t run it and is too weak to admit it. So let’s tell him we had enough and want him gone. #Fail
Labour had the chance in Parliament to oppose a week of rail chaos. They refused to 👇
Trade mission to highlight UK's role in electric vehicle industry
@FelicityBuchan @SMMT @theapcuk @MikeHawesSMMT @TevvaTrucks @CenexLCFC @innovateuk
Great to have @FelicityBuchan visiting Oslo!
While in Norway, the Trade Envoy met 🇳🇴 companies like @StatkraftAS and @NorskHydroASA, and 🇬🇧 companies at the @EVS35_ symposium.
@SMMT #EV #electricvehicles #UKandNorway #GREATInnovation
This morning I laid a wreath at Grenfell Tower in memory of the 72 who died so tragically.
The lasting legacy of Grenfell must be that everyone has a right to live safely in their homes and every community has a right for their voices to be heard.
Today we mark the 5th Year Anniversary of the Grenfell Tragedy where 72 men, women and children died so horrifically and needlessly. All my thoughts are with you and the Bereaved, Survivors and Residents who have borne so much with so much dignity. You will never be forgotten.
In the first 5 months of 2022 UK tech businesses raised £12.5 billion - half a billion a week. This is 3x Germany, 2x France & we even beat China. The UK globally is 2nd only to the US. Today’s Digital Strategy will show how we plan to go even further https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/nadine-dorries-russ-shaw-france-china-tech-london-advocates-b1005636.html
I’ve asked the @CMAgovUK to conduct an urgent review of the retail fuel market, as well as a longer-term investigation under the Enterprise Act.
Fuel prices are always quick to go up but slow to come down - let’s see why.
Sad but unsurprising that Wes supports disruption and misery for commuters who want to get on with their lives.
He backs strikers, we back strivers.
BREAKING NEWS: Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has met Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, and the Ukrainian president has posted on his Telegram account that he 'is grateful to the UK for its assistance'.
📺 Sky 501, Virgin 602, Freeview 233 and YouTube
🛑Sadiq Khan has launched a consultation to axe several bus routes across K&C
🚌TfL is proposing to cut numbers 11, N11, 14, 31, 74, N74 and C3, whilst numbers 19, 27, 49, 211, 328, 414 and 430 will face changes and reductions.
❗Sign our petition: http://www.kcfc.org.uk/saveourbusroutes
Congratulations to the new London Councils' Leaders Committee. Good to see Elizabeth Campbell elected Exec Member for Business, Economy and Culture. @RBKC has a strong record on all three: from new BIDs, to hosting and supporting the capital's premier cultural institutions. https://twitter.com/londoncouncils/status/1534192453556871168
Fantastic to hold London Councils' Leaders Committee AGM today, where London local authority leaders gathered to elect our Chair and Executive. More details here: https://beta.londoncouncils.gov.uk/news/2022/london-councils-chair-and-executive-confirmed-important-moment-our-city #localgov #leadership
Days of strikes promised: 0
Days of strikes delivered (so far): 24
Were you stuck in commuter chaos this morning? That's Sadiq Khan's London.
Stunning Jubilee tea for 500 elderly and disabled residents at Kensington Town Hall with my MP neighbour @FelicityBuchan.
Amazing organisation by volunteers and local groups, able marshalled by @backborwick!
Fantastic Jubilee event at @RBKC Town Hall organised by @KCFFOR thank you Zara and Nina. To @backborwick whose drive, hard work and enthusiasm made it possible. Our two great MPs @GregHands and @FelicityBuchan @RBKCMayor Cllr David Lindsay. Cllr Gerard Hargreaves our amazing MC
Thanks to @RBKC's leadership for preparing to fight to uphold our Planning Committee's correct decision to refuse this dreadful proposal that would desecrate South Kensington's conservation area.
@MarshallQuentin @SAVEBrit @SaveSouthKen @FelicityBuchan @michaelgove @Tony_Devenish https://twitter.com/CemKemahli/status/1531246902968197122
Disappointed to hear that @TFL and Native Land are planning to appeal against the committees decision to refuse planning permission
The station must be accessible and be in keeping with local heritage and conservation areas
Local Cllrs + over 2000 residents opposed the scheme.
Today we’ve announced the details of the biggest Science + Innovation funding settlement for decades:
🔬£25bn for next 3yrs
⚡️30% increase for @innovateuk
🔬£16bn Core SRI
BEIS have today confirmed UKRI’s detailed three-year budget allocations. The allocations set out how we will invest £25 billion in world-class research and innovation that will deliver benefits for communities across the UK. https://orlo.uk/QG9AY
Honoured on behalf of @NHM_London Board to give the closing remarks for our Dippy Returns Preview & Dinner.
Inspirational presentations by our own @NHMdinolab & @Tweetisaurus & great to be joined by so many friends & supporters: @SusanAclandHood, @FelicityBuchan & @JeffSmithetc.
We have now received the legal assurances that Abramovich will not benefit from any proceeds of the sale, and will ensure it reaches humanitarian causes for victims in Ukraine (4/4)
It is absolutely right that we impose sanctions on those who have enabled Vladimir Putin’s brutal and barbaric invasion of Ukraine (3/4)
To the fans who have experienced such uncertainty: our priorities have been focused on the survival of @ChelseaFC whilst ensuring that Abramovich in no way benefits financially from the sale (2/4).
I'm pleased to confirm that late last night the Government issued a licence that permits the sale of @ChelseaFC (1/4)
Looking forward to seeing you on the green benches.
Congratulations to Helen Hurford, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for the #Tiverton & #Honiton by-election. Born in Tiverton, a former headteacher and now a local business owner in Honiton, Helen will be a great MP for all the communities in the constituency.
On 5th May - your vote can save Notting Hill Police Station, invest £100m to clean up our air, protect twice-weekly bin collections and to keep our council tax low.
A vote for any other party will put these services at risk. #VoteConservative
This is very positive news that the British Embassy in Kyiv is reopening. Melinda @MelSimmonsFCDO , we wish you and your team well.
NEW: We are re-opening the British Embassy in Kyiv, with our Ambassador @MelSimmonsFCDO returning to the city shortly. Thank you to Melinda and your team for your hard work and resilience. We stand with Ukraine 🇬🇧🇺🇦
A Kensington & Chelsea energy combination in the Commons, as I answered a question from neighbour @FelicityBuchan on the North Sea energy transition.
She is right - transition, not extinction, is the future for our North Sea energy capability, skills and jobs.
🇺🇦 We're backing Ukraine's fight for freedom with British military equipment 🇬🇧
A holistic approach to cleaning up our rivers is a top priority for @Conservatives & we’ve introduced the strongest measures ever to tackle this & sewage discharges through #envact & gov direction to @Ofwat @CEN_HQ
Today I met my friend President @ZelenskyyUa in Kyiv as a show of our unwavering support for the people of Ukraine.
We're setting out a new package of financial & military aid which is a testament of our commitment to his country's struggle against Russia’s barbaric campaign.
Putin will never break the spirit of Ukraine’s people or conquer their homeland.
Ukraine will rise again and take her place among free and sovereign nations once more.
Many parents at Holland Park School have approached me with concerns about the decision-making process. Today I have written the following letter to the Regional Schools Commissioner.
Community Payback are delivering a Spring Clean week in support of Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Spring Clean” from 25 Mar to 1 Apr. London Community Payback will deliver clean-up projects such as litter picks, graffiti removal that visibly improve the local community.
This morning from @NationalGridESO 👇🏾
Kirklees was given £2million from this government for energy efficient home retrofitting under the Local Authority delivery scheme. Good of Sir Keir to help me demonstrate what a Conservative government is actually delivering. https://twitter.com/Keir_Starmer/status/1504124777111375874
Residents I met in Kirklees live in retrofitted, energy efficient homes, which cuts their energy bills by £350 a year.
The right energy strategy - focusing on renewables - creates a real difference to people’s lives.
That’s the difference Labour in power makes.
I can confirm Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori will return to the UK today, and Morad Tahbaz has been released from prison on furlough. They will be reunited with their families later today.
We will continue to work to secure Morad's departure from Iran.
Government will match the first £20mm of donations to the Ukraine appeal through the Disasters Emergency Committee. Those co-ordinating aid on the ground have a preference for cash donations as opposed to physical goods. Thank you.
We're matching the first £20 million donated to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal - our largest ever aid-match contribution.
🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦 Please donate: https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal @decappeal
Now more than ever we must focus on generating cheaper, cleaner power in Britain, for Britain.
All while helping our European allies move away from their dependency on Russian oil and gas.
This is how we become energy self-sufficient in the long-term.
Lastly, the best way to keep energy bills down is through energy efficiency upgrades so we use less gas.
In 2010, just 13% of homes were rated EPC C+, now it’s 48% - but more to do.
That’s why we are investing over £6.6billion in efficiency upgrades over this Parliament.