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.

27 August, 2015

New figures revealed young people are making 2,000 starts a week to government work experience schemes.

We want every part of Britain to benefit from a growing economy and everyone who works hard to get the opportunities they need

25 August, 2015

The Home Office today announces a new package of measures to crack down on illegal working by migrants.

Anyone who thinks the UK is a soft touch should be in no doubt – if you are here illegally, we will take action to stop you

Coming soon...

26 August, 2015

The Education Secretary has called on councils and childcare providers to come forward with innovative ideas for implementing our manifesto pledge to double free childcare in a year.

Finding the right care for children is a major

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 the valiant efforts of many constituents and others, the long...
SWANAGE Community hospital is safe. So says Ron Shields, the chief...


Thursday, 3 September, 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