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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.

Damian Hinds welcomes progress towards tackling fly-grazing of horses

Damian Hinds has welcomed what he called "gathering momentum" among MPs in support of moves to tackle the scourge of horses being 'fly grazed'. Damian's involvement in the issue followed the incident in which 46 horses were found in poor condition in a field in Alton.