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The Last Word, July 2016

Out with the old, and in the with the new. Goodbye to the EU, and hello to the vicar's daughter from Sussex - the Maidenhead MP, Theresa May. So much has happened on the political scene in the last three weeks. Whoever thought in June, that it would be May in July ?

On this month's Last Word, Helen Whately MP, the Faversham & Mid Kent Conservative; Anneliese Dodds MEP, the Labour euro-MP for South East England; and Tim Loughton MP, who represents the Conservatives in Worthing East & Shoreham debate what a Theresa May Government will look like. And they look at the future of the Labour Party as challengers emerge to Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.


Theresa May visits Oxfordshire school

A frontrunner in the Conservative Party leadership race has visited Oxfordshire to open a new project at a special school.

Home Secretary Theresa May, who would become Prime Minister if she won the Tory party contest, visited John Watson School in Wheatley.

She opened the school’s outdoor learning area.

Ceremony marks the start of work on Berkshire's first children's hospice

A ceremony in Maidenhead today marked the start of building work on the Alexander Devine Children's Service Hospice.

When it's built, terminally ill children in Berkshire will be able to receive residential hospice care in their own county, for the first time.

Veteran broadcaster, Sir Michael Parkinson, and local MP, Theresa May, were at the site in Maidenhead as building work got underway.


Building work begins on the first children's hospice in Berkshire

Building work begins on new children's hospice. Credit: ITV Meridian

Veteran broadcaster, Sir Michael Parkinson, and local MP, Theresa May, are breaking ground to mark the start of building work on the first hospice for children in Berkshire.

Construction is now underway at Woodlands Park Avenue in Maidenhead.

Up until now, young people and their families in the area have had to rely on services in other counties.

Theresa May says passport checks may follow Scottish independence

Her view is at odds with the Scottish Government's aim of keeping passport-free travel across the UK and Ireland.

She warned that the SNP administration's pledge to pursue "healthy population growth", outlined in the White Paper on independence, will "undermine" Tory policies south of the border.

The MP for Maidenhead said: "If the people of Scotland vote to leave the UK there would be profound changes for migration policy," she said in a speech at the Scottish Conservative Party conference in Edinburgh.

"An international border would be created where one does not currently exist. This would have implications for people travelling to visit family, go on holiday or do business, and for our economies more generally.

Buried deep in Alex Salmond's White Paper is the admission that, just like the last Labour Government, a separate Scotland would pursue a looser immigration policy.

– Theresa May MP
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