November 20, 2018

Why I Will Not be Supporting the Proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement

I will not be supporting the agreement proposed last week by the Prime Minister, for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. My […]
November 14, 2018

The Fire at Morrison’s

I was shocked to see the images of the terrible fire that engulfed Morrison’s in Cheriton Road, Folkestone last week. Like everyone else I am grateful […]
November 7, 2018

Centenary of the end of the First World War

Last Sunday I attended a special service at the Hythe war memorial to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. The Lord […]
October 31, 2018

The Budget

On Monday the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond delivered his budget for the year ahead, and was able to confirm that the national debt is […]
October 24, 2018

Front Line Care in Folkestone & Hythe

Last week I organised a meeting at the House of Commons with Cllr Patricia Rolfe, the Deputy Mayor of New Romney, and the Health and Social […]
October 17, 2018

Arron Banks

It was reported in the media last week that the millionaire businessman Arron Banks intends to write to every voter in the Folkestone and Hythe constituency […]
October 10, 2018

14-18 Now

Last Friday I met with the film Director Danny Boyle at the Quarterhouse theatre in Folkestone, to discuss a powerful and moving project he will be […]
October 3, 2018

Seafront Development

Last Wednesday I attended the special exhibition at the Customs House in Folkestone, for the detailed plans for the first phase of the Seafront development. It […]
September 26, 2018

Brexit Update

Following the meeting of European leaders in Salzburg last week, there has been a renewed focus on the Brexit negotiations, with people understandably wanting to know […]
September 19, 2018

Commemorating the Battle of Britain

Last Sunday, I once again attended the commemorative service at St Stephens’s Church in Lympne to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Britain. I would […]
September 12, 2018

Our local heritage and arts

Last Saturday I was invited to speak about heritage and the arts at the Big Tent Ideas Festival in Cambridge, and was asked in particular about […]
September 6, 2018

Back To School

The first week of September marks the beginning of the new academic year, and for many pupils it will mean starting a new school. This is […]
August 29, 2018

Reducing Crime in Folkestone & Hythe

If you are a victim of crime, there are no statistics that will persuade you as to the safety of the area where you live. However, […]
August 15, 2018

Time to Change Our Tax System

The collapse of the House of Fraser group, with its 59 department stores around the country, including in Maidstone and at the Bluewater shopping centre near […]
August 9, 2018

Revisiting the Lancaster House Speech

I think the time has come to revisit the Prime Minister’s Lancaster House speech. Not Theresa May’s in 2017, setting out the UK’s negotiating objectives for […]
July 25, 2018

Step Short

For the last ten years, Step Short, Folkestone’s First World War centenary charity, has worked to commemorate the sacrifices of all the men and women who […]
July 18, 2018

Brexit White Paper

The government has presented its position paper for the next phase of the Brexit negotiations, and although this was agreed by the Cabinet at Chequers last […]
July 4, 2018

The Folkestone to Cliff End flood defence strategy

Last Friday I met with my constituency neighbour, the MP for Hasting and Rye, Amber Rudd, and the Environment Agency, to discuss the Folkestone to Cliff […]
June 27, 2018

Heathrow Expansion

This week the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly in favour of the expansion of Heathrow Airport, to create a third runway. This approval from parliament now […]
June 22, 2018

Proposed Amendment to the Football Offences Act

On Monday, having worked alongside Gareth Thomas (former Welsh international rugby captain) and his campaign, I will present to the House of Commons a Bill that […]
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