I'm Richard Drax, Conservative MP for South Dorset. Here you can find my latest news, diary and on the right, comment on various topical issues. I'm here to help, so please don't hesitate to get in touch.

South Dorset numbers

From April 2010 to February 2015, claimants were down by 41.08%

From February 2014 to February 2015, claimants were down by 29.31%

Actual numbers of JSA claimants in South Dorset are as follows:

April 2005 – 692

April 2010

June 4, 2015

OECD Forecast

Today’s OECD forecasts shows that our plan is working, with Britain keeping our place at the head of the pack as the fastest growing major economy in both 2014 and 2015. The deficit is less than half what it was, but at

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4 June 2015

NHS regulators will take over health services in three English regions.

Everybody knows that there are areas of the country where problems involving staffing, finances and quality of care are really deep-seated, sometimes linked to the

June 1, 2015

Right to Buy

More council housing has been built since 2010 than in the previous 13 years. However, it is important that councils make the best use of their assets and manage their housing stock as efficiently as possible. So it is


THE fight to stop a giant wind farm being erected off our beautiful...
Despite a long and hard fought campaign, the battle to save our...
SWANAGE Community hospital is safe. So says Ron Shields, the chief...


Friday, 14 August, 2015
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Richard Drax MP

Profile pictureIt is an honour and privilege to have been re-elected to represent the beautiful constituency of South Dorset in the House of Commons. I shall continue to do my utmost for all my constituents, whatever their political beliefs, without fear of favour. As a government, we have an enormous task of reducing the deficit, while continuing to create an environment which encourages business to invest, thereby boosting jobs and wealth. I much look forward to the years ahead and working with a wide range of people for the benefit of us all. (Photograph 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