Lively political discussion at Home of Compassion

The Member of Parliament for Esher and Walton shared a cup of tea, a slice of cake and some lively political discussion with residents at Home of Compassion in Thames Ditton during a constituency visit on Friday 8th February.

Dominic Raab, who is also the Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, talked about his varied and demanding responsibilities both at work and at home. Questions were forthcoming from all sides and covered topics as varied as the country’s prison population, how the taxpayer’s money is spent and the challenges of appearing on TV’s Question Time.

On a less formal note Mr Raab discussed the challenge of balancing a political career with raising a family. Home of Compassion grandparents and great grandparents were keen to pass on experiences and wise words from their own days of parenting to the MP.

Home of Compassion Business Development Executive Nancy Kirk said; “Mr Raab enjoyed his visit as did the residents who he met and chatted with. We found out quite a bit about this charming gentleman, from his background as a lawyer, working for the Foreign Office in The Hague, his subsequent work with David Davis, and then his selection to represent the Conservatives in Esher and Walton in 2009”

“And to prove it is a small world, Dominic discovered that he knew the daughter of one of our residents. I suppose when you have been a local MP for seven years you must meet and know a fair chunk of the community. “

Home of Compassion is dedicated to providing the highest level of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 71 elderly residents. The luxurious care home is set in delightful surroundings in the heart of Thames Ditton, with beautiful views over the river.

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