Basingstoke Residents Against Motorway Service Areas
Maria has launched a Parliamentary Petition “Basingstoke Residents Against Motorway Service Areas” to demonstrate residents’ concerns about two separate proposals for new motorway service areas on the M3 around Basingstoke. Signed copies need to reach Maria by Monday 16 April, after which Maria will formally present the petition in Parliament.
More Women in Parliament
For too long politics was seen as for men only. Maria believes that having more women in elected office helps to improve politics locally and nationally. Maria is the first woman to be elected to Parliament in North Hampshire, the 265th woman ever to be elected as an MP and the 38th ever to be appointed as a Cabinet Minister. Maria wants to see more women in Westminster to ensure we have a representative Parliament.