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Dom Raab MP's August 2019 E-Bulletin
Locally this month, I visited Shooting Stars Children’s Hospice to discuss their work providing palliative and respite care for children. I also had the opportunity to see the work taking place at Cobham Free School’s new site and to visit Three Rivers Academy to congratulate them on their new Ofsted rating of Good. Finally, I attend a local business roundtable organised by the Federation of Small Businesses.
Up at Westminster, we now have a new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and I was honoured to be asked to be the Foreign Secretary & First Secretary of State in his Government.
It has also been a good month economically as unemployment remains at a 45-year low and wages continue to rise faster than inflation.
Dom addressing the Foreign Office in his new role as Foreign Secretary
This month, I visited Shooting Stars Children’s Hospice in Hampton, an inspirational organisation that provides palliative and respite care to children and their families across Surrey and London, including families here in Elmbridge. You can read more about the visit here ([link removed]) .
Later, I visited Cobham Free School (CFS) to look at their developing plans for their permanent secondary school site at Munro House, Portsmouth Road, in Cobham. The School have the necessary funding from the Department of Education to relocate the upper junior and senior departments to Munro House. You can read about my visit here ([link removed]) .
I also visited Three Rivers Academy to congratulate the school on their new Ofsted rating of Good, and I took the opportunity to talk to a classroom of pupils – of all ages – about my role as their local Member of Parliament. Read more about it here ([link removed]) .
Finally, I attended a valuable roundtable with local businesses from different sectors in Esher and Walton, including Creative Nature, a health food company, and Plus4Group, who develop software. It was a great initiative organised by the brilliant local branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). You can read more on my blog here ([link removed]) .
Up at Westminster, Boris Johnson was appointed as Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister of the UK, with the support of over half of Conservative MPs and two-thirds of Conservative Party members. Having formed a Government, Boris set out his priorities in the House of Commons, laying out plans to deliver Brexit by 31 October 2019, hire 20,000 more police officers and make our schools even better. You can read his speech in full here ([link removed]) .
I was delighted and humbled to be appointed as Foreign Secretary & First Secretary of State by the new Prime Minister. I set out my early priorities in an interview with the Times, which you can read here ([link removed]) .
We had more economic good news this month. Unemployment remains at a 45-year low of 3.8% and there are over 3.5 million more people in work than there were in 2010. Wages are increasing, with average wages increasing at the fastest rate since 2008 in cash terms, and faster than inflation which remains on target at 2.0%. The economy also continues to grow, and the International Monetary Fund recently upgraded their growth forecast for the UK’s GDP this year to 1.3% - the same rate as the Eurozone. Together this means more people in work, earning more money, in a growing economy.
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