April 16, 2019

Notre Dame

It was tragic that Easter week should start with the devastating fire that engulfed the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Mercifully, the external structure of the […]
April 11, 2019

The Shed

For each week over the last few months another critical decision on Brexit seems to have been brought forward. I know from speaking to people right […]
April 3, 2019

Brexit

As it stands, the default legal position is that the UK will leave the EU without a deal on 12th April. So far, all attempts to […]
March 26, 2019

Delivering Brexit

We’ve got to get on with Brexit. We cannot continue going round and round in circles discussing and debating the Prime Minister’s deal when it is […]
March 20, 2019

Storm Gareth

Operation Stack returned to Kent’s roads last week in response to delays in freight crossing the Channel, caused by Storm Gareth. It was a reminder both […]
March 6, 2019

Folkestone and Hythe District Council’s Accelerated Delivery Board

On Friday last week I chaired the first meeting of the Folkestone and Hythe District Council’s ‘accelerated delivery board’, which was held at the Civic Centre […]
February 27, 2019

Brexit Negotiations

Like every previous major European negotiation, our discussions with the EU over our future relationship for after we leave, are running right down to the final […]
February 13, 2019

Brexit Planning

The government’s contingency planning in case of a no deal Brexit will start to take physical form this week, as roadworks begin between junctions 8 and […]
January 28, 2019

Brexit Update

This week the House of Commons will once again debate and vote on the European Union Withdrawal Agreement. For reasons that I have previously set out […]
January 15, 2019

Today’s Vote

Today the House of Commons will finally have the chance to express its view on the government’s proposed European Union withdrawal agreement. My own opinion remains […]
January 9, 2019

Plans for a no deal Brexit

This week the government started testing its plans for managing road freight in Kent in case there are delays in goods leaving the Port of Dover […]
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 […]
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