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 […]
September 6, 2017

European Union Withdrawal Bill

The House of Commons returns this week following the summer recess and its main focus will be the government’s European Union Withdrawal Bill. In the wide […]
August 30, 2017

The Fourth Folkestone Triennial

The fourth Folkestone Triennial festival opens this weekend, making the town once again a showcase for the arts world. Since 2008, the Folkestone Triennial has established […]
August 23, 2017

Trade and Customs after Brexit

The government department responsible for negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union produced position papers last week setting out our proposals for managing trade and customs […]
August 16, 2017

Rail Franchise

The process of awarding the rail franchise for the South East of England is well underway, and the new licence will be operational from the end […]
August 2, 2017

Romney Resource Centre

On Tuesday last week I joined Amanda King, the head of the youth provision at the Romney Resource Centre in New Romney, for their study programme […]
July 26, 2017

Folkestone Jobs Fair

As the schools break up for their summer holidays I’d like to give you a date for your diaries, for when they come back in September. […]
July 20, 2017

Housing in Shepway

Housing developments like the Prince of Wales’s new village of Nansledan, near to Newquay in Cornwall, could be a model for local schemes, like the Otterpool […]
July 12, 2017

Kent County Show

On Friday last week, I attended the Kent Show at the county showground in Detling. The excellent weather brought out large grounds, which was good news […]
July 10, 2017

Mental Health

Poor mental health can be a cancer of the mind for its victims, too often with devastating effects for sufferers and their families. We have many […]
July 5, 2017

Canada Day

Last Friday I attended the annual Canada Day service at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, an important event for our community which has taken place every year since […]
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