Evennett gives strong backing to PM’s new Brexit proposals


Rt Hon Sir David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, has expressed his “strong support” for the Prime Minister’s new proposals on Brexit.

The new proposals focus on five main principles:

  • The Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement must be respected and the peace process protected.
  • UK/Ireland cooperation will continue and there must be no checks at or near the Northern Ireland border. This means that there must be a special arrangement for Northern Ireland to provide flexibility for all parties to deal with the land border between the UK and EU.
  • To ensure the integrity of the EU’s Single Market, there will be an all-island regulatory zone in Ireland covering Sanitary and phytosanitary and agrifood as well as manufacturing goods.
  • The zone must depend on the democratic consent of those affected – the people of Northern Ireland through the Assembly and Executive.
  • To maintain the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland must remain part of the UK customs territory. The UK will not be part of a customs union with the EU, but there will be sensible cooperation on customs between the UK and EU to avoid checks at the border.

The Prime Minister will now speak to key leaders to work out a detailed legal treaty before the UK leaves the EU on 31 October.

Sir David commented: “I welcome and strongly support the Prime Minister’s sensible and reasonable proposals and compromises. These proposals offer a real chance for a deal with the EU while respecting the Referendum result of 2016.

“The UK must leave the EU at the end of this month and we now need to see compromise on all sides now to ensure we leave with a deal”.

Commuters buy cake and coffee to support charity

World's Biggest Coffee Morning


Commuters and local residents on their way to Barnehurst station on Friday morning (27 September) were able to stop in the front garden of Anne Rawlings’ home to purchase coffee and homemade cake as part of the MacMillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event.


Anne, together with Hilary Haslam & Ruth Smith, manned the stall outside her Barnehurst Road home from early morning before returning to the kitchen to continue the coffee morning inside where many members of local community supported.


Rt Hon Sir David Evennett MP and his wife Lady Evennett were among the attendees of the charity event which made £900.


Evennett guests at Bexleyheath Business Breakfast


Rt Hon Sir David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford and Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, was the guest speaker at a business breakfast this morning (20 September).

The event was hosted by Pete Marshall and Joy Zarine at The Kings Arms in Bexleyheath Broadway and attended by a wide range of local businesses. The event offers a chance for Bexley business owners to network and share best practice.

Sir David spoke about his new role as Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party and how he has been going round the country meeting with businesses to listen to their issues and concerns to raise with relevant Ministers. He also spoke about the importance of small and medium sized businesses to the economy of Bexley, as well as social mobility and ensuring everyone has the same opportunities to reach their full potential. He then took a number of questions from attendees on subjects ranging from Brexit to skills and training.

Evennett re-adopted as Conservative Party Candidate

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Pictured: Bexleyheath & Crayford Chairman Cllr Howard Jackson (L) congratulating Rt Hon Sir David Evennett (R) after the re-adoption has been confirmed.

Last night, (19th September) at a meeting of the Bexleyheath & Crayford Executive a vote was held to decide on the re-adoption of Rt Hon Sir David Evennett MP as the Conservative Party candidate for Bexleyheath & Crayford at the next General Election.

Sir David spoke passionately on what an honour it had been for him to serve the community in which he lives. He highlighted his previous work in Government and the responsibilities he’s carrying out now in his new role as the Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party. He pointed to the enthusiasm being picked up locally and across the country for the new Boris Johnson government, and expressed his desire to take the fight to Labour directly to ensure Jeremy Corbyn never gets the keys to Number 10 and explained how detrimental to Britain a Corbyn led government could be.

Sir David then proceeded to take questions from the members present. The Executive subsequently voted in favour of re-adopting Sir David as our candidate and thanked him for his continued dedication and service to our association, to our constituency, and most importantly to our country.

Founder member returns to celebrate Ladies’ Club 70th Anniversary

Pictured left to right: Rt Hon Sir David Evennett MP, Coral Sterling-Webb, Winnie Wolf, Rt Hon Mark Harper MP.

Bexley Ladies’ Conservative Club celebrated their 70th birthday with a special lunch at the Marriott Hotel in Bexleyheath yesterday afternoon (19 September).

Among the special guests included Winnie Wolf, who was one of the founding members of the Luncheon Club in 1949 at the age of 27. Also attending the event were Rt Hon Sir David and Lady Evennett, as well as Bexley Mayor, Cllr Geraldene Lucia-Hennis and her husband Peter. In the Chair was current President, Coral Sterling-Webb.

Over 80 members and guests enjoyed a two course meal followed by a fundraising raffle. The guest of honour was Rt Hon Mark Harper MP, who is also co-Chair of Women2Win and former Chief Whip and Government Minister. Mark spoke about the current political scene and his experiences in politics, before answering questions from attendees.

Good news on Spending Review


Rt Hon Sir David Evennett MP, Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party and MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, has welcomed the measures announced in the Spending Review today (4 September) by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP. The Spending Review ensures all Government Departments have the funding they need to deliver on the public’s priorities and will deliver material funding increases for schools, hospitals, police, social care and in a number of other areas.

Sir David commented: “thanks to the hard work of the British people and the sensible measures taken by successive Conservative Governments, we have seen a significant reduction in the huge deficit left by the Labour Party, and can now spend more money on our vital public services whilst ensuring taxpayers’ money continues to be spent wisely.

“I am particularly pleased to see an additional £1bn of grant funding for social care, which will help support local authorities meet rising demand, that the baseline funding levels and Revenue Support Grant will be uprated by £300m, and the 6.3% increase for the resource budget of the Home Office, which will help to give the Police the resources they need to keep our streets safe.

“I have also been campaigning to improve social mobility and as part of this to increase minimum per pupil funding. I am therefore delighted that next year every secondary school will receive a minimum of £5,000 per pupil, and by 2021-22 every primary school will get at least £4,000 per pupil, whilst also giving schools security with a three-year settlement, starting with an additional £2.6bn next year and rising to £7.1bn in 2022-23 compared to 2019-20 funding levels.

“Only our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the Conservatives can build a brighter future for Britain, ensuring that we have a strong economy and can reap the benefits of Brexit after we leave the EU on 31 October.”

Leadership and Loyalty theme at Tory dinner


Leadership and loyalty were the theme of the speech given by Rt Hon Sir David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford and Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, to the Bexley Dining Club in Sidcup yesterday evening (2 September).

Over 50 Conservative members of the Dining Club enjoyed a two-course dinner at Sophie’s Choice restaurant at the political, social and fundraising event organised by Party activist Linda Evans and her committee.

Sir David spoke about serving in the Party under Margaret Thatcher and how there are always political tides of history, and cited 1979, 1997 and today in 2019. He highlighted her successes and the leadership she gave to save our country during the 1980s.

He then spoke about our new PM Boris Johnson and his dynamism and determination, not just to deliver Brexit but also to implement the policies that the country needed and the people wanted, such as on police and crime, education, the NHS, and tax and the economy.

Sir David commented: “Boris has real leadership qualities like Maggie, and he understands the needs for a Conservative One Nation Government dealing with the challenges of today. However, loyalty is vital from MPs and all Conservatives and has always been one of our strongest features. I deplore the disloyalty of some of our colleagues and urge them to put the interests of our nation first and back this broad-based Conservative Government. I believe Boris will succeed and our country will have a great future outside the EU”.

Evennett Appointed Conservative Party Vice Chairman

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Rt Hon Sir David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, was yesterday (28 July) appointed as one of the Vice Chairmen of the Conservative Party by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP. The appointment is part of a major shake-up of the Government and Conservative Campaign HQ.

Following his appointment, Sir David commented: “Obviously I am delighted and honoured to be appointed as a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party. We have a fantastic and optimistic new leader in Boris Johnson, who among other things will deliver Brexit by 31 October, put 20,000 more Police officers on our streets, and increase per pupil funding in schools. I look forward to working with our excellent new Party Chairman, James Cleverly, to spread the Conservative message across the country.”

Evennett meets nurses in Parliament


Rt Hon Sir David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, attended a reception in Parliament earlier today (16 July) hosted by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Sir David met with nursing staff and students delivering care across hospitals, care homes and community settings to learn more about their experiences.

Sir David spent time speaking with nurses from local hospital Queen Elizabeth (QEH), as well as other hospitals across London. He is pictured with nurses Andrea Wilson, Ann Muhammad, Noeleen Behan and Danielle Tiplady, as well as RCN President Professor Anne Marie Rafferty CBE. They spoke about staffing levels, agency staff, quality of care, and the change of leadership at QEH.

Sir David commented: “it was good to attend this event today and to meet some fantastic nurses providing vital frontline care, and to hear about their experiences working for the NHS. We are all incredibly grateful for the job they do.”