Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Jeremy Hunt Visits the RNOH

Bob invited Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore for a fact-finding mission to see how the redevelopment of the hospital is coming along. After years of campaigning for a funding injection to help rebuild the aging hospital facilities and working closely with Chief Executive, Rob Hurd, to that end, Bob Blackman organised a visit for the Secretary of State to see the enormous progress being made on the building work. The rebuil...

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Friends of Canons Park 100th Anniversary of Rotary Foundation

The Friends of Canons Park hosted an event, in partnership with Harrow Council and The Shaw Trust, to celebrate 100 years of The Rotary Foundation. Hundreds of local people were invited to plant purple allium bulbs in a garden to permanently commemorate The Rotary Foundation and Bob enjoyed taking part, alongside local Councillors, to help the effort to get into the Guinness World Record books for the most allium bulbs planted simultaneously.

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75th Anniversary of the Stanmore Bowls Club

Bob was kindly invited to a celebratory event to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Stanmore Bowls Club. On 2nd May, the anniversary of its opening, Bob also brought along the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, to take part in their wartime themed bowls and tea event.

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Crisis 50th Anniversary Conference

Bob was honoured to be invited to speak to attendees of the Crisis 50th Anniversary ‘Ending Homelessness’ Conference at the Royal College of Physicians in London. He spoke about his Homelessness Reduction Bill and the work he has been doing, with the support of Crisis, to try and alleviate the enormous suffering of so many people who find themselves homeless through no fault of their own. It has been almost 40 years since legislation relating to homelessness has changed substantially and Bob...

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Ramanavami at Bhaktivedanta Manor

Bob was pleased to join in with the festivities for the very popular Ramanavami festival which were held at the Hare Krishna Temple (Bhaktivedanta Manor) in Hertfordshire. The event is a birthday celebration of the Hindu god, Lord Rama, and involves traditional dance and music, decorations, dramatic works, recitals and free prasadam (food) for attendees.

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Grand National Ladbrokes Charity Bet

Ladbrokes kindly invited Bob to visit a local shop in Wealdstone and place a free £50 charity bet on the Grand National, with the hope of any proceeds going to Bob's favoured charity, St Luke's Hospice. Sadly, his picks of Perfect Candidate and The Last Samuri didn't place. Perhaps next year!

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Telugu New Year Celebrations

Bob was happy to host an event to celebrate Telugu New Year, also known as Ugadi, in Parliament with the support of the Telugu NRI Forum, Inc. The festival is an important one for large parts of the Hindu diaspora as it marks the beginning of the Chaitra month in the Hindu calendar.

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Persian New Year Celebrations

As part of his efforts to support the important work of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the Anglo-Iranian community more generally, Bob has been active in calling for the UK Government to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation to curb Iran’s current malign influence in the Middle East. He also attended an event in Parliament to celebrate Nowruz, Persian New Year, hosted by the NCRI UK branch to reinforce his support on this issu...

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