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In this section:

Local news, Campaigns & features,
Education, Debt and credit unions,
Featured content


Info section for:

How to find us, Helpful resources
Local links, APPGs, About Damian
Parliament, school trips, PMQs, etc

News and local issues

Apprenticeships in East Hants on the up

Damian welcomes new unemployment statistics

Damian attends AGM of East Hampshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Damian supports the Small Business Saturday campaign

Damian welcomes future infrastructure investment in the South East

Free CPR training kits for secondary schools and community groups

Damian encourages those in 'at risk' groups to get free flu jab

Damian continues to oppose Farnborough expansion

Efforts to stop fly-grazing continue in Parliament

Number of 'workless households' in the South East falls

Around East Hampshire


Donating books to the mobile library for the Summer Reading Challenge

At the opening of Shipwright's Way


Damian celebrates release of Royal Mail's Jane Austen stamps


Presentation evening at Alton Convent School

Damian visits the Rosemary Foundation

Successful exporting to Asia at Liphook firm Electronic Media Services

Micro power generation at Alton firm Powertraveller

Visiting Bordon and Liphook Charity's Forest Centre Shop

Damian meets local businesses in Westminster

Damian opens new Pyropure R&D evening

Alton Convent presentation evening

Damian opens 'Energy Alton' advice centre

Jane Austen stamps launched

King's Arms Youth Project

Damian opens Shipwrights Way

Presentation evening at Alton Convent School

Visiting East Meon primary school

Community First East Hampshire launches new volunteer video

At Alton Tennis Club

Grayshott FC & Cricket Club get Olympic legacy

With the Liphook business initiative

At Alton College for National Apprenticeships Week

Meeting apprentices at the Taro Centre

Public Meeting in Steep

With the local NFU

Damian Speaks at Community First AGM

Visiting Bordon Junior School

Visiting Chawton C.E. Primary School

Damian welcomes "East Hampshire's own super scenic highway", Shipwright's Way

Dunhurst Junior School Visit

Meeting Elizabeth FitzRoy Support

Visit to Community First, in Petersfield

Speech at East Hampshire Citizens' Advice 2010 AGM

Celebrating East Hampshire's army of volunteers

Visiting the Enterprise Printing business at Treloar's


If you are involved with any local business, charity or organisation that you would like me to visit, please get in touch.

Campaigns & causes

Damian signs the Holocaust Educational Trust's 2014 Book of Commitment

Wearing pink to support Breast Cancer Campaign 2014

Damian sees Childline Schools Service in action in Westminster

Damian seeks to raise Dementia awareness

Big Energy Saving Week 2014

Damian marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 (pictured)

Dementia Friends initiative

Wear it Pink day for the Breast Cancer Campaign

Damian supports lipreading campaign

The Epilepsy Deaths Register campaign

Speaker's Parliamentary Placement Scheme - Corinne's story

Supporting Save the Children's Yuletide Sweaterfest!

Big Energy Saving Week 2012

How Jam Jar Banking could help more families

Seven Key Truths about Social Mobility ... and my Con Home article, plus coverage from the Mail, New Statesman, Evening Standard and others


Putting questions to Michael Gove in the Select Committee

Damian in Parliament with students from Churcher's College Junior School

Money alone is not the answer - Telegraph TV

On GCSE reform

Damian backs competitive sports drive
(the Today programme interview is here)

Breaking the Postcode Link to University Places

New Teachers and the Three R's

Questioning Examiners on Standards

Free Schools and the Labour Party

How the English Baccalaureate can help

Damian Champions Maths and Science in Schools

GCSE's - How many and which ones?

Westminster Hall speech on school standards, May 2011

Jamie's School Nightmare

Raising the Flag at Petersfield Infant School

Select Committee Meeting with Office of the Schools Adjudicator on Faith Schools Admissions

Speech to State Boarding Schools conference, Jan 2011

Article on young people not in work or education

Commons speech on Higher Education funding

Damian previously sat on the Education select committee. Major projects included investigations on Ofsted and Behaviour & Discipline and Youth Services.

Current / recent enquiries include:
What makes a great teacher?
The exam system
Child protection
Services for young people
Participation in education and training by 16-19s
The English Baccalaureate

Debt & credit unions

Lobbying the minister on debt management plans, with fellow MPs


At the launch of the London Mutual Credit Union in Parliament

Damian previously chaired the All-party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Credit Unions, and was a vice chairman of the APPG on Debt.

Credit Union Expansion Project

Credit Unions and offender rehabilitation

International Credit Unions Day 2012 speech

Damian welcomes regulatory reform for credit unions

On Jam Jar Banking

Credit unions: a real alternative to the door-step lenders (article from Con Home)

New Statesman article on payday lenders

Nudging Towards Good Financial Choices

Damian Speaks about Debt Management Plans in Parliament

Credit and Debt Management: Speech in the House of Commons February 2011

Consumer Credit Regulation: Westminster Hall speech

Article: Credit Unions and the Big Society

Damian's video message for International Credit Unions Day, October 2010

Damian Introduces My Money Steps

Credit Unions and the Big Society' (article from House magazine)

Time to Reform Consumer Credit (article from Crossbow; see pages 10-11)


Featured content:

Although there is much still to do in the long-term economic plan, it is good to see continuing growth in East Hampshire:

Seven Key Truths about Social Mobility

Featured: Teaching English in Rwanda

Featured: Damian opens debate on disadvantaged children




Advice Surgeries
by appointment only

Friday 21st November

Bordon & Petersfield

Friday 5th December

Alton & Four Marks

For details of venues and how to book, please see 'Info' page

Open Meetings

Damian's next public meeting will be at Froxfield Village Hall at 7pm on Friday 21st November. Do come along and ask any questions of local or national interest - there is no need to book.

Petersfield open meeting, Dec 2010


 Can I help?

Please write to me at:
Damian Hinds MP
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA

or email:

or phone: 0207 219 7057.

If your case is urgent, please email and phone as well.  Before getting in touch, you could try the Resources panel on the Info page, to see if your issue can be more quickly dealt with direct.

For complex cases on benefits, housing, CSA and healthcare matters, it may be better to meet face to face.  I hold regular surgeries in Bordon, Alton and Petersfield, and on a rotation basis around some of the larger villages. The schedule is on the Info page of this web site.  To book an appointment, please contact my office in Westminster on 0207 219 7057.

As an MP please note that I am unable to take up issues connected with planning applications.

 In Parliament

Maiden speech

Other Commons speeches & questions

Westminster Hall debates

Recent written questions

Written questions by subject

Oral Questions by Date

Oral Questions by Subject


 You Tube

Campaign 2010

Party Conference Report 2009

Teaching English in Rwanda

Back on the Drain Gang - Rwanda

With the Grayshott Help for Heroes raffle winner


Celebrating Bombardier Ernest Horlock

Damian has his eyes checked as part of the RSA's 'Fit to Drive' campaign


Damian at a 'Families and Schools Together' event in Westminster


Damian supports Prostate Cancer UK's Quality Checklist initiative


Damian visits Farnham and Alton Talking News


Damian celebrates the Post Office winning the DVLA contract


At the Open University/Speaker's House reception


With Carl Tantum MBE at the tree-planting ceremony to mark his retirement


Damian supports Friends of the Earth's 'Bee Cause'










 For local businesses

Westminster Memo - September 2014

Westminster Memo - April 2014 - New Tax Year special

Westminster Memo - February 2014

Westminster Memo - August 2013

Westminster Memo - May 2013



ConservativeHome: Let's have more Tough Young Teachers

ConservativeHome: Character matters as much as qualifications

ConservativeHome: Narrowing the social mobility gap

Total Politics: More flexibility for schools to choose teachers

Portsmouth News: Referendum debate

Eagle Radio - MP Diaries

Sky News Online - Meet the New MPs

Guardian feature on Character and Resilience Summit

Daily Mail: The decline in Saturday jobs


 In pictures

Damian visits the Scouts at the Conservative Party Conference


Damian attending the APG of East Hampshire Citizens Advice Bureau


Damian visits local constituents Mr and Mrs Harding to learn about nPower's Health Through Warmth scheme


Damian gets his blood glucose tested with the International Diabetes Federation


At the Liss Film Festival, February 2014


At Lasham Gliding Club


Becoming an MP Champion for disabled children charity WhizzKids


Damian at the Bordon sorting office


Supporting Movember, in aid of prostate cancer awareness


Damian (back row, first right) supporting an EU membership referendum with fellow Conservative MPs


With the FA cup, celebrating 150 years of the Football Association


At a Britain Cares event with Paralympians Hannah Cockroft and Sam  Ruddock


Damian and fellow MPs battling the Young Consumers of the Year at Conference


Damian at the APPG on Financial Education for Young People


Damian supporting Save the Children at party conference


Supporting the Guide Dogs' 'Streets Ahead' campaign


Damian with his pledge at the Alzheimer's Society


Wearing pink to raise funds for breast cancer campaigning