THE fight to stop a giant wind farm being erected off our beautiful...
REGRETTABLY, the battle to save our search and rescue (SAR)...
SWANAGE Community hospital is safe. So says Ron Shields, the chief...


Thursday, 5 March, 2015
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Richard to run the London Marathon 2015

Richard will be running the London Marathon on 26 April in aid of Island Community Action (ICA).

The Portland charity has more than 100 volunteers whose aim is to encourage the elderly, especially those who have lost their spouses, to keep active.  Meetings, events and outings are organised, in addition to helping the charity‚Äôs clients go shopping and visit the doctor. It is an immensely worthwhile cause.

If you should wish to donate, you can do so by going online to

(Photograph Courtesy of Dorset Echo)

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Richard is named Parliamentary Beer Champion!


Richard has been awarded the title 'Parliamentary Beer Champion' for his support for local pubs, the brewing industry and beer drinkers. 

The award was presented on 24 February by the British Beer & Pub Association and SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers. 


Richard Drax MP

Profile pictureIT'S been nearly five years now since I was given the honour to represent South Dorset as your MP. I don't know where that time has gone, but I have enjoyed every minute of it. In both Parliament and in the constituency, I do my best to represent you all, without fear or favour. As you know, we lost the fight to retain our search and rescue (SAR) helicopter on Portland, but I hope that HeliOps, an expanding commercial helicopter company, will move on to the site, keeping helicopters at the base and, importantly, providing a refueling point for those SAR aircraft sent to our area. It is with great relief that I was told by Ron Shields, chief executive of Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust, that all three of our community hospitals - Swanage, Weymouth and Portland - are safe. I continue to speak out on defence and have written to the Defence Secretary asking if there are any plans to erect a memorial to the 453 service men and women who fell in Afghanistan. On the EU, my stand is clear. It we cannot renegotiate our position in Europe, I shall vote to leave the EU if a referendum is held in 2017. Finally, the economy is turning, but there's a long way to go and further savings will have to be made if we are to live within our means. I continue to listen to all points of view and take them into account when considering legislation. However, I am in the House of Commons as your representative, not your delegate, and sometimes tough decisions have to be made. I undertake to represent you and your concerns fairly and honestly, no matter what your politics. It is a great privilege to do so. (Photograph by Brian Jung, courtesy of Dorset Echo)

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Westfield College - Arqvia Schools Radio Station 16 Jul 2012Stoborough School visit to Parliament 21 Feb 2012Richard, Chrispoher Chope, Brian Conway and Rob Goldsmith 7 Sep 2011Richard with James Paice 17 Sep 2012Richard Draz and Pauline Lewington 17 Jan 2012Richard Drax with Michael Turner. Fair Trials International and fellow MPs at Westminster 21 Jun 2011richard drax with jonathan edwards 15 Mar 2011Richard Drax Street - 7 Jun 2011Richard Drax Garden - Jun 2011Richard Drax and Seb Coe look at artwork on Weymnouth Beach 6 Jun 2011Richard Drax and Seb Coe artwork Weymouth Beach 11 Jun 2011Richard Drax and Michael Portillo, Corfe Castle 6 Jun 2011