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Damian visited Petersfield Festival Hall today for the tenth anniversary Festival for Young People. He said: " I found an outstanding exhibition of local school students' art and hope many others will visit. The festival continues until 4pm on Saturday 4th July."


Beverley Carpenter, election agent for East Hants Conservatives, has retired after 17 years in the post.  Her retirement was marked by a luncheon at the House of Commons on Monday, hosted by Damian Hinds, MP with all five of her erstwhile parliamentary candidates in attendance. Also present were several of the many Association Chairmen and Presidents she has served over the years. Michael Mates and James Arbuthnot, both now retired from Parliament, recounted their experiences of working with Beverley, ably supported by her most recent candidates, MPs Damian Hinds, Maria Miller and Steve Brine

Damian Hinds appointed as a Treasury minister

Damian Hinds has been appointed to the role of Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury in the government re-shuffle, after being re-elected as MP for East Hampshire on the 7th May.   Prior to this appointment Damian was an assistant government whip.  The Exchequer Secretary is one of the team of ministers reporting to Chancellor George Osborne, and has particular responsibility for a number of areas of taxation.


Thank you so much to everyone who voted Conservative, returning Damian to Parliament with a majority of more than 25,000. Damian said, "It is an immense honour and privilege to represent East Hampshire in Parliament and I will strive always to live up to the trust that has been put in me."

Damian Hinds reports youth unemployment down in East Hants

The number of young people claiming Job Seekers Allowance in the UK is at its lowest level since the 1970s. East Hampshire has shared in this promising trend: in the first quarter of 2015 youth unemployment was at its lowest level since 2010

Damian Hinds welcomes growth in apprenticeships

New figures show strong growth in apprenticeships in East Hampshire, with 750 new starts – 47% growth on 2012/13 numbers. With the National Audit Office estimating that the economy gains £18 for every £1 of public funding towards apprenticeships, this upward trend represents an encouraging boost to East Hampshire’s economy, as well as local businesses’ dedication to the development of young people.

Magical Evening at Froyle Park

Jeremy Hunt spoke brilliantly, reminding us all that you cannot have a strong NHS without a strong economy.