Henry Smith is MP for Crawley

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Henry Smith is MP for Crawley and a member of the Conservative party.

Henry Smith has 17688 followers on Twitter.

Thousands of #Crawley residents work across London and they should be secure when in the capital but under Mayor Khan crime rates have soared and now the Metropolitan Police he’s responsible for have been placed in special measures. In Parliament I raised this damning indictment.

Don't forget Tennis for Free programme at Maidenbower Park this Saturday.

Sessions run each week 11:00AM - 12:00PM.

All equipment is provided.

Sign up for Tennis for Free at: https://bit.ly/3xf1GLS

After being part of a campaign to get them recognition, I’m delighted that the Department for Health have this week agreed air ambulance medics and pilots will be awarded Platinum Jubilee Medals.

My particular appreciation to the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance crews. 🚁 🏅

Sweden and Finland's leaders thank UK PM for getting behind their efforts to join Nato

Boris Johnson says he's "absolutely thrilled" the two Nordic nations are poised to join

Latest https://bbc.in/3NuZFkJ

I attended a positive #Crawley Town Board meeting earlier; it was encouraging to get updates on both Government and private investments in new infrastructure and skills across the Borough, including Manor Royal, Gatwick and town centre, with economic activity to pre-Covid levels.

The Prime Minister met 🇦🇺 PM @AlboMP in Madrid and welcomed Australia’s participation in the #NATOSummit as the largest non-NATO contributor.

They agreed on the importance of supporting Ukraine and welcomed the AUKUS pact, promoting stability & security in the Indo-Pacific.

Parliament: Today’s Foreign Affairs Committee took evidence from the Foreign Secretary on Russia, China, Ukraine and Pacific region policy.

I was pleased to get reaffirmation of British Indian Ocean Territory UK sovereignty, after concerns over Mauritian actions towards Chagos.

As Future of Aviation parliamentary group chair, earlier I wrote to the Prime Minister and tabled House of Commons questions to ensure Britain continues investment in becoming a world leader on sustainable aviation fuels research and development.

‘Victory as ministers press ahead with ban on gruesome trophy hunting souvenirs’ This week marks the 7th anniversary of the shooting of Cecil the lion by a trophy hunter. Our patron @HenrySmithUK is leading a Bill to ban trophy hunting imports into the UK
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/victory-ministers-press-ahead-ban-27328121?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

Henry Smith MP welcomes new British Bill of Rights https://www.henrysmith.info/news/henry-smith-mp-welcomes-new-british-bill-rights

I was honoured to meet President Khama of Botswana in Parliament today. His administration ended trophy hunting and I’m inspired hearing from him as I pursue my Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill which I introduced to the UK Parliament earlier this month.

🇬🇧 🇧🇼 🐘 🐅 🦏

This week you'll see us mention trophy hunting even more as we approach the seven year anniversary of the passing of Cecil the lion on Friday.

Thanks to the efforts of many NGOs and the backing of @HenrySmithUK we have a chance to make this year count

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/victory-ministers-press-ahead-ban-27328121

Thanks to Diverse #Crawley for inviting me to Crawley Museum this weekend to visit and speak, celebrating the heritage of all our community.

‘HUNT TROPHY BAN REVIVED’. Ministers back Private Members Bill by @HenrySmithUK MP. This is a huge step forward - we are on the brink of victory for animals. PLEASE #BuyAPaper @DailyMirror 🦁 #BanTrophyHunting 🦁
#CecilTheLion #7yearsCecilRIP

This past week in New York, with several UK Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee colleagues, the British Ambassador and I met the UN Secretary General regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent cost of living pressures on food and energy supplies, plus security issues.

Visiting Ifield Community College earlier - halfway stopover for the London to Brighton Electric Vehicle Rally - involving students from here in #Crawley and Ardingly College, with this fantastic STEM project. Good to be joined by Mid Sussex MP, Mims Davies too.

Good turn out for Armed Forces Day in #Crawley’s Memorial Gardens this morning.

We give thanks for service and sacrifice, past and present in defending our British freedoms. 🇬🇧

As Blood Cancer All Party Parliamentary Group founder and 10 years since my mum’s death, this #MyelomaAwarenessWeek I’m supporting @MyelomaUK to raise awareness of the most common symptoms, fatigue, back pain, broken bones and recurring infections.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcVmTLeWBbY

In my constituency today meeting volunteers - I welcome the news that @Crawleycaction has been awarded a grant of £178,639
by @TNLComFund.

Their good work supporting local charity groups and people town-wide is deserving of such recognition.

The trade advantage with the Commonwealth is crucially important for the UK.

Growing markets for British exports creates jobs at home and eases the cost of living.

By boosting free and fair trade, we are creating prosperity across the Commonwealth.

Pleased to meet Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United Nations, @SergiyKyslytsya, in New York earlier and reiterate UK diplomatic, military and humanitarian support. Russia’s aggression against this sovereign, democratic state warrants international condemnation. 🇬🇧🇺🇦🇺🇳

New York: With several UK Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee colleagues today I met the UN Secretary General about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resultant cost of living pressures on global food and energy supplies. Negotiations on Ukraine grain exports are encouraging.

With a UK Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee delegation, earlier in Washington I met with the US State and Justice departments, as well as members of Congress about British and American actions tackling Russian and Chinese illicit finance and nefarious, anti-democratic attacks.

MP @HenrySmithUK asks PQ on introducing CCTV in fish slaughterhouses. Minister @Jochurchill_MP: “As part of the Action Plan on Animal Welfare we are considering general improvements that could be made to the welfare of farmed fish at the time of killing”
https://www.conservativeanimalwelfarefoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/CAWFFishSlaughterhouseReportJan22-FINAL-Digital-Sngl-003.pdf

Pleased to meet with the British Ambassador in Washington DC today discussing UK/US joint actions on assisting Ukraine against Russian aggression, threats from China and Iran, plus cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and with Australia regarding the AUKUS security pact.

In recent years Labour have received over £100m in union funds, the Party’s leadership should tell the RMT to call off this week’s unnecessary train strikes; UK workers deserve better.

Government have invested billions in our railway.

My article:

https://www.henrysmith.info/news/standing-crawleys-rail-commuters-during-strike-action

Thank you @HenrySmithUK for asking questions about the right to access specialist professionals, as part of the #SENDReview

You can read Henry's two questions and the Minister's response here
https://bit.ly/3tN6sz8
https://bit.ly/3N7OePw

As Future of Aviation All Party Parliamentary Group Chair I was pleased welcoming sector representatives, such as Rolls Royce and Heathrow, to Westminster about the importance of UK leadership on developing sustainable aviation fuels and a successful Jet Zero Council.

Good to spend time with my daughter and son today, who I’m proud are doing far better at university and school than I did!

This evening I was also looking through my late dad’s album from when he was in the Royal Navy.

Thanks for past, present and future.

Happy Father’s Day.

Pleased to meet with world leading, Manor Royal based, precision radiation cancer therapy company Elekta today, about their exciting expansion plans for the #Crawley manufacturing and research site, which represents over 140 new highly skilled jobs in state of the art buildings.

📍Kyiv.

The Prime Minister met President @ZelenskyyUa today.

The UK has offered to launch a major training operation for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, with the potential to train thousands of soldiers.

🇬🇧🇺🇦 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-to-offer-major-training-programme-for-ukrainian-forces-as-prime-minister-hails-their-victorious-determination

Last week, we hosted the launch of Art Inc, a new #organisation that supports students at risk of exclusion or non-attendance due to anxiety 👏 Representatives from local schools visited the organisation’s new base at The Orchard in Crawley.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3MTRgHf

Thanks to the Football Foundation’s Chief Executive for meeting me earlier about plans to invest £4m in local community sports facilities at Oakwood, Three Bridges and #Crawley clubs. ⚽️ 🥅

Funding will come from the UK Government, Football Association and Premier League.

Happy Sussex Day folks!

There’s even more reason to celebrate our great county (a kingdom older than England) with the UK Government today recognising Sussex wine as an official place-specific product.

Here raising our flag in Parliament and later raising a glass in #Crawley!

The way health and care works across Sussex is changing.

Health and care organisations in Sussex have been working together for the benefit of local people for a number of years. From 1 July, we will formally become an #IntegratedCareSystem.

https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/how-we-are-changing/

It’s not right that illegal migrant removals, as mandated by our elected House of Commons and upheld by UK courts, can be halted by international bodies like the ECHR. In Parliament I welcomed the Home Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister introducing a new British Bill of Rights.

Today Henry Smith MP introduced “The Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill” to Parliament. The bill’s second reading will take place on Friday 25th November 👇👏
https://www.henrysmith.info/news/henry-smith-mp-introduces-bill-ban-trophy-hunting-imports

Please share and ask your MP to support the bill! #BanTrophyHunting #GetTheBanDone

#BreakingNews: The Second Reading for the ‘Hunting Trophies - Import Prohibition Bill’ is Friday 25th November. PLEASE SHARE #AskYourMP support & add Fri 25th Nov to their diary. Thank you @HenrySmithUK 🦁
#GetTheBanDone 🗳
#BanTrophyHunting 🐘
#BanTrophyHuntingImports 🦏

Parliament: At Prime Minister’s Questions today I spoke in opposition to proposals for 10,000 housing units on green fields west of Ifield, which would put pressure on #Crawley and was pleased to get confirmation of a brown-field first future planning policy for new developments.

The Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill will be presented today in the House of Commons by
@HenrySmithUK ( our Patron) A Bill to make provision prohibiting the import of hunting trophies into Great Britain

In Parliament today I welcomed latest independent Office for National Statistics figures showing a further reduction in #Crawley unemployment, with a record high level of employment opportunities now available.

40 years since securing freedom on the Falkland Islands 🇫🇰 ✍️ Henry Smith MP https://www.henrysmith.info/news/40-years-securing-freedom-falkland-islands

Delighted to be announced as South East Regional Winners for the NHS Parliamentary Awards in the Health Equalities category, nominated by @HenrySmithUK

We look forward to the National Finals in July & thank our partners for their support. #NHSParlyAwards
https://allianceforbettercare.org/2022/06/13/abc-receives-regional-award-for-its-community-vaccination-project/

In addition to Government’s recent 5p per litre (22p a gallon) fuel pump price tax cut I’ve been calling for further measures, so today welcome the Business Secretary briefing me that he’s asked the Competition & Markets Authority for a review of fuel retailer consumer pricing.

"As the RSPCA approaches its big 200th birthday, it’s time for a conversation about the future of humans and animals together over the next two centuries."

✍ @HenrySmithUK

https://www.politicshome.com/thehouse/article/two-hundred-years-of-animal-welfare-legislation-is-something-to-celebrate

Good to meet the headteacher, pupils and staff at Southgate Primary School this morning.

I was impressed by how engaged the children were and such a supportive, learning environment throughout.

Thanks for inviting me.

.@employcrawley is hosting an Apprenticeship Fair at #Crawley Library on 29 June from 10am to 3pm, to connect residents with local #apprenticeship opportunities. https://investcrawleyconference.co.uk/employ-crawleys-apprenticeship-fair-is-coming/

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