Dame Cheryl Gillan, the Conservative Candidate for Chesham and Amersham was invited to Dr Challoner’s Grammar School this week to address over two hundred pupils about the General Election. Alongside the Liberal Democrat Candidate for Chesham and Amersham, Dame Cheryl spoke to students and answered a range of questions on subjects including, the NHS, mental health, the environment and Brexit.
In the hour long session, Dame Cheryl highlighted the importance of the NHS and her priority to ensure that, as well as more funding, more nurses are encouraged to stay and more to train now with a £5-8,000 maintenance grant, and that lifesaving diagnostic equipment is updated nationally – as is being done locally for the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust at Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville.
When asked about climate change and the environment, Dame Cheryl discussed her efforts while a Member of Parliament to protect The Chess and Misbourne chalk streams, cancel HS2 and obtain National Park status for the Chilterns AONB - which was a recommendation adopted by Julian Glover in his Landscape Review.
Dame Cheryl was impressed with how the session was run and the questions asked by the students. She said: “I was delighted to address and talk with the pupils at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School which has recently received an “outstanding” rating from OFSTED.”
The session concluded with Dame Cheryl emphasizing her commitment to carrying on her fight to see HS2 cancelled and expressing her hope that the students who are eligible to vote consider voting for her on 12 December.