February 21, 2018

The Return of the Folkestone Youth Project

For the last twelve years I have been pleased to serve as a trustee of the Folkestone Youth Project and to support the work delivered by […]
January 24, 2018

Cross Channel Links

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, suggested last week at the summit meeting between the Governments of the United Kingdom and France, that consideration should be given […]
January 17, 2018

Providing Train and Skills Across Romney Marsh

Last Friday I met with Edna Delaney and members of the team at the Romney Resource Centre, in Mountfield Road, New Romney. The Centre provides training […]
January 10, 2018

Storm Eleanor

We’ve had a full blast of winter weather since the start of the year, with Storm Eleanor in particular, causing damage across Kent, and leaving many […]
January 3, 2018

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. I hope that 2018 can be a year of peace, prosperity and progress for our community, and the country as a whole. In […]
December 20, 2017

Princes Parade in Hythe

In the early New Year, Shepway District Council expects to bring forward the formal planning application for the development at Princes Parade in Hythe. As most readers […]
December 13, 2017

Brexit Negotiations

The Brexit negotiations met and passed a significant stage in the process last week, with the agreement in principle that sufficient progress has been made in […]
December 6, 2017

Brexit Update

December marks a crucial stage in the negotiations for Britain’s departure from the European Union, as we seek to move on from settling the terms of […]
November 29, 2017

The Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his budget statement to the House of Commons last week, where he was able to state that the […]
November 23, 2017

Operation Stack Update

Last week the government announced it will not be contesting the judicial review that had been lodged against the planned Operation Stack lorry park close to […]
November 15, 2017

Folkestone East GP Practice

Following the closure of the Folkestone East GP practice at the beginning of this month, I have asked the South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) […]
November 8, 2017

Remembrance Sunday

The fourth Folkestone Triennial marked its official close last Sunday, and has been another great success. It has brought thousands of visitors to our area, and […]
October 31, 2017

Update on Folkestone East Family GP Practice

This week the Folkestone East Family GP practice will close its doors, and from 1st November, the doctors based there will be working from the Sandgate […]
October 25, 2017

Operation Stack Debate

On Wednesday this week I will be leading a House of Commons debate in Westminster Hall, on Operation Stack, and the management HGV lorries in Kent. […]
October 22, 2017

World Polio Day

October 12, 2017

Building More Affordable Homes

Building more affordable homes to rent and buy, is one of the greatest priorities both for our community and the country as a whole. Over the […]
October 5, 2017

My Fifth Annual Jobs Fair

Over the last few months we have seen further welcome falls in unemployment in the Folkestone and Hythe constituency, and the overall rate remains less that […]
September 25, 2017

Update on Support for GPs and Patients in Folkestone

On Friday last week I met with the Chairman of the South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Dr Jonathan Bryant, and Hazel Carpenter, the CCG’s […]
September 20, 2017

Extra Funding For Local Schools

Last week the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, confirmed that the government will be investing an additional £1.3billion in schools over the next two […]
September 12, 2017

Update on Extra Funding for GP Services and Primary Care in Folkestone

Our local GPs are the gateway to the NHS for many of us, and it’s vital that this service is available for all. In May this […]
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