Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Bob Blackman MP for Harrow East.

As the holiday period approaches and Harrow prepares for Christmas, I hope that you will be able to take the opportunity to spend time with your loved ones, family and friends. Please celebrate the season and reflect on the year gone by. Harrow remains one of the most diverse and cultural places in the world, this year already I have celebrated festivities involving Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Sikhs,  What makes Harrow so distinctive is that everyone joins together in ...

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Harrow Youth Parliament Christmas Dinner

Bob attended the Harrow Youth Parliament Christmas Dinner. This offered the young people an opportunity to question Bob, Harrow Councillors and the Borough Police Commander. Subjects as diverse as favourite music, tuition fees, how Harrow Council works, how parliament works and what motivates young people were all debated. One of the themes of the event was to promote communication and how easily messages can be confused leading to complications.

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Office Move

As the snow began to fall in earnest on the 18th December, Harrow East Conservatives moved premises from Village Way in Rayner’s Lane to 209 Headstone Lane. An intrepid band of volunteers helped move the furniture, equipment and paperwork to the new premises amidst the deepening snow. Bob was one of the team who helped with the loading and unloading. 209 Headstone Lane was the HQ of Harrow East Conservatives until 2001 and was rented out for the last 9 years. The premises have been substantial...

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Park High School

Bob visited Park High School to see at first hand the need for capital investment in the school, particularly to provide decent eating facilities for the young people at lunchtime. Bob also met both staff and the School Council in a lively question and answer session.

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Earl of Aberdeen Memorial Service

Bob attended the memorial service for the 4th Earl of Aberdeen, who died on the 14th December 1860 and is buried in Stanmore. George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen was a distinguished Prime Minister and excelled in diplomatic activity. The service to commemorate his life and work was well attended by people across Harrow as well as a number of civic dignitaries.

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CFI Lunch

Bob attended the Conservative Friends of Israel Lunch to hear keynote addresses by the Israeli Ambassador and David Cameron. David Cameron reiterated his support for the State of Israel and his strong support for the success of the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Harrow Carers

Bob visited Harrow Carers to see their new premises and meet both the staff and clients. The National Lottery has helped fund activities of the organisation which provides much needed support to the weak and vulnerable. Bob heard at first hand that Harrow Council has reduced funding to this organisation by 30%. Bob condemned this decision as an organisation such as Harrow Carers saves Harrow Council substantial amounts of money by providing help and support to allow independent living for weak a...

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Harrow Association for Disabled People

Bob visited Harrow Association for Disabled People to see at first hand how National Lottery funding had been invested to transform their reception area and also to develop their website. HADP have been doing good work on behalf of the community for many years. HADP occupy offices in Wealdstone and the reception area was in severe need of modernisation. National Lottery funding has helped transform the reception area into a welcoming environment fit for purpose for the modern age. The website h...

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