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

16 September 2015

Today's employment statistics show that unemplayment has fallen by 27% in South Dorset..



·         Employment: 31.09 million (up 413,000 over

October 1, 2015


The National Minimum Wage has risen to £6.70 per hour – meaning a pay rise for over a million working people.


As a One Nation Government we are making sure that

October 1, 2015

Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent

Issue: On 30 September 2015, Jeremy Corbyn admitted that he would never use Britain’s nuclear deterrent.

Deterrents don’t work if you’re not prepared to use them. Having

4 October, 2015


NHS England is meeting its A&E target. For the month of July 2015, A&E departments saw 95 per cent of patients in 4 hours or less.  

There is nothing that embodies the

August 24, 2015

Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, today delivered a speech on the next stage of welfare reform.

We can see the impact our reforms have made already, with two million more people in work and the number of workless

4 October, 2015


We want to reduce immigration from the EU, and the best way to do that is to limit the financial incentives – such as in-work benefits like tax credits, and access to social housing – that attract EU migrants to


11th September, 2015. "The Secretary of State does not consider that...
 The long and hard fought campaign to retain our search and...
SWANAGE Community hospital is safe. So says Ron Shields, the chief...


Friday, 9 October, 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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