Record breaking employment figures released today are evidence that this Government’s long-term economic plan is working, with the highest employment rate in history.


Private sector employment and vacancies in the economy have also broken records - with 2.3m more people in





  • We believe the NHS should be valued, protected – and improved. We know that you can only have a strong NHS if you have a strong economy. 


  • Our long-term economic plan means we have been able to increase the NHS budget by £12.9

With this Budget we choose to secure a better future. 


• Cutting income taxes for 27 million hard-working people, and cancelling Labour’s planned rise in fuel duty.


• A new Help to Buy ISA for first time buyers – so if you save up


Over the course of this Parliament, our priorities have been: 

  • Leading the world in food and farming


  • Protecting our country from floods and animal and plant disease 



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Constituency Matters

For any constituency matters or to make a surgery appointment with Richard, please contact my office on 01929 462803.



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’s 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 pictureHAVING represented you for the past five years, I hope I have proved myself to be independent minded, standing up without fear or favour for South Dorset in Parliament and in the constituency. The campaign promises to be exciting and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. For me, this election is about the very future of our country. We inherited a terrible mess in 2010 and the Government has done a remarkable job in turning the economy around. We cannot be complacent, though, as there is still much to do. We are the only Party offering a referendum on our future relationship with the EU. You only have to look at countries within the eurozone to see what happens to those who ditch their currency. South Dorset has huge potential and exciting times lie ahead as the country continues to recover economically. My vision for the constituency is of a thriving community, with everyone working together to boost growth and create more jobs and prosperity for our future and that of our children. (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