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James Arbuthnot

James Arbuthnot is a British politician with the Conservative Party. He was first elected to represent the North East Hampshire constituency as an MP in 1997. Since 2005 he has been chairman of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee. Mr Arbuthnot holds regular advice surgeries for constituents in Fleet.

Minister to be grilled on planning issues in Hart

Planning minister Brandon Lewis will answer questions from the public on concerns of where 4,000 homes will be built in the district on September 22

Andrew Reeves-Hall is not happy the secure bicycle storage has been demolished and not replaced at Fleet railway station

Cycling commuter hits out at revamped station's bike facilities

The £6 million upgrade of Fleet station by South West Trains has ignored people who cycle to catch the train claims a commuter

Hundreds sign petition to fight large-scale development

Councillors and MP James Arbuthnot have presented a petition to parliament raising concerns over planning systems in Hart.

CONFIRMED BY STEVE LLOYD RIGHT AREA. Ewshot Lane, Ewshot, Farnham GU10 5BT. GV's of the fields that Taylor Wimpey wants to build 60 homes on with access via Crookham Park (QEB)

'Disgruntled villagers' set to grill MP over greenfield building

The 'Fleet and Crookham Environment Is Threatened' campaign group is stepping up its protests

Deputy council leader chosen as Tory candidate to replace Arbuthnot

After an open primary was held, Ranil Jayawardena has been selected as the replacement to stand for James Arbuthnot in the 2015 general election

In pictures: Remembrance Sunday services 2013

Residents across Hampshire fell silent for two minutes to remember those who lost their lives in past and current conflicts

Poppy appeal

Remembrance Day services and parades 2013

A guide to Remembrance Day services and parades taking place in Hampshire

North East Hampshire MP James Arbuthnot

Public given chance to choose MP's successor

US-style selection process to be held after James Arbuthnot announces decision to step down in 2015

People are happier in Hart than Rushmoor, survey shows

The Office of National Statistics survey has revealed that residents are happier and more satisfied living in Hart than in neighbouring Rushmoor

South West Trains

Train fares hike is a 'double whammy' for those struggling with money

With static salaries and increasing living costs, the soaring cost of train tickets has not been welcomed in Hampshire

MP Howarth votes ‘overwhelmingly’ against Marriage Bill

THE MP for Aldershot, Sir Gerald Howarth, made a passionate defence of ‘traditional’ marriage in the parliamentary debate on same-sex unions.

Gay marriage proposals 'irrelevant' - MP Howarth

ALDERSHOT MP Sir Gerald Howarth made a defence of "traditional" marriage during a debate in the Commons on same sex unions.

Have your say on parliament boundary changes

PROPOSED changes to parliamentary boundaries in Hampshire have been put out for public consultation.

Town shopping centre branded an 'embarrassment'

FLEET'S flagship Hart Shopping Centre has been branded an ‘embarrassment’ by an unimpressed councillor.

Fleet coffee shop owners find new home

A THRIVING family business has found a new home after being forced out of its prominent town centre unit.

Cancer patient faces wait for treatment drug

A CANCER patient has expressed her frustration after being told she faces a six-month wait before being eligible for a potentially life-saving treatment.

Fleet electoral ward could join Aldershot

VOTERS in Fleet could be casting their lot in with electors in the Aldershot constituency under changes proposed by England's Boundary Commission.

Celebration as villagers save sorting office

VILLAGERS have won their battle to save a vital sorting office in Hook.

MP James Arbuthnot reveals departure

SENIOR Conservative MP James Arbuthnot has announced he will step down from Parliament at the next general election.

Blow for village hospital campaigners

CAMPAIGNERS have been dealt a bitter blow in the fight to keep open their community hospital.

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