Maria said: “I had already met South West Trains, and wanted to make sure that the other bidder for the franchise, First Group, had a good understanding of what Basingstoke rail users want from the new franchise.” Maria is pictured with Mark Wilkins from First Group.
Maria said "We have seen a significant increase in the number of incidents of online abuse and trolling. The complex set of existing legislation makes it difficult for the police to take meaningful action when victims report online abuse.
Maria says: “Basingstoke parents want the best schools for their children. The Budget announcement that by 2020 all schools will be academies, or in the process of conversion, offers a real opportunity for our local schools."