MICHELLE DONELAN MP: On a mission to improve town centres

Presenting two firsts for the MP for the Chippenham constituency - her debut contribution on INDEX:WILTSHIRE, and her maiden speech in Parliament... THIS month it was a privilege to speak on behalf of local residents for the first time as...

JAMES GRAY MP: School’s out for summer!

The MP for North Wiltshire with his latest column for INDEX... PHEW! School’s out. Parliament has ‘risen’ and will not sit again until early September (leaving aside any possible recalls of Parliament). And most of us are breathing a bit...

CLAIRE PERRY MP: Tory plans put our great nation first

The MP for Devizes with her debut INDEX:WILTSHIRE  column... LAST week was dominated by the Budget and I welcomed the whole package of announcements which together make up a radical plan to keep the whole country moving to a more...

JAMES GRAY MP: Disproportionate influence of Sturgeon must be stopped

The MP for North Wiltshire returns with his weekly contribution to INDEX:WILTSHIRE... NO MATTER what you may think about hunting (and opinion is deeply divided even in a rural area such as this), I hope that everyone will share my...

JUSTIN TOMLINSON MP: Why the hard-working people of Britain deserve their pay rise

The MP for North Swindon brings you his latest column for INDEX:WILTSHIRE... BRITAIN deserves a pay rise. Those were the words delivered by the Chancellor as he presented the first all-Conservative budget in 19 years and introduced a new...

JAMES GRAY MP: How Leo’s smile spells out why we must end the evil...

The MP for North Wiltshire returns with his weekly column for INDEX:WILTSHIRE... SOMETIMES when great events are happening around the world, it is little ones which give you some kind of perspective. The massive ‘No’ vote in Greece, has as yet...

ANGELA ATKINSON: Why Small Business Saturday initiative is such a big deal

Angela Atkinson shares the latest installment of her Born Again Swindonian blog with INDEX:WILTSHIRE... EARLIER this week I attended a breakfast networking meeting in Swindon regarding the Small Business Saturday initiative. This year Small Business Saturday takes place on the 5th of December....

JAMES GRAY MP: Hearts go out to victims of sheer murdering wickedness

The MP for North Wiltshire with his debut column for INDEX:WILTSHIRE... HOW can any of us focus on anything other than the tectonic and horrific events happening round the world? The sickening brutality of the murders in Tunisia, Kuwait and France...

JUSTIN TOMLINSON MP: Britain still a beacon for liberties and rights

The MP for North Swindon with his debut column for INDEX:WILTSHIRE... RECENTLY we celebrated the anniversary of the Magna Carta, marking 800 years since King John signed the original document in 1215 at Runnymede. It acted as a peace treaty between...

MARTIN WICKS: ‘Right to buy’ – government robbery of councils and Housing Associations

WITH the Conservatives now in government alone, one of the key policies it will seek to implement is the extension of 'right to buy' to Housing Association homes. Quite how a government which masquerades as the defender of 'freedom' and...