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 […]
June 20, 2018

Our National Health Service

This week the Prime Minister announced major new plans to secure the future funding of the National Health Service. Under the government’s proposals, NHS funding will […]
June 13, 2018

Highways England

This week marks the start of the Highways England consultation on the permanent solution to Operation Stack. Following the chaos caused in the summer of 2015, […]
June 6, 2018

The Kent Wildlife Trust

On Friday last week I visited the Kent Wildlife Trust at New Romney to discuss their work on the Fifth Continent project. This landscape partnership will […]
May 30, 2018

GDPR

In many ways, data, the trail of information that we add to every time we use the internet, is the new oil of the modern economy. […]
May 23, 2018

Update on Operation Stack

The Department for Transport has this week provided an update on its plans to create a long term solution to Operation Stack and address the need […]
May 23, 2018

Privacy Policy

Data Protection and Privacy Policy This document outlines how Damian Collins Member of Parliament for Folkestone & Hythe processes and manages personal data and: • Identifies […]
May 9, 2018

Final Stages of the Data Protection Bill

On Wednesday this week the House of Commons debates the final stages of the Data Protection Bill. The purpose of the Bill is to introduce the […]
May 3, 2018

The Redevelopment of the Folkestone Seafront

The redevelopment of the Folkestone seafront took a further step forward last week, with Folkestone and Hythe District Council approving some adjustments that had been requested […]
April 25, 2018

The New Turner Free School

The educational landscape of Folkestone and Cheriton will change in September with the opening of the new Turner Free School, the successor to Pent Valley Technology […]
April 18, 2018

Syria

Last weekend British forces, acting alongside our American and French allies, completed a series of surgical missile strikes against military targets of the regime of President […]
April 11, 2018

Our Fishing Industry

Our local fishing industry is not just part of the heritage of our area, but significant to life on the Kent coast today. As well as […]
April 4, 2018

Otterpool Park Update

The updated framework masterplan for the Otterpool Park garden town development was published before Easter and can be viewed on the website www.otterpoolpark.org. This scheme is […]
March 28, 2018

New Medical School at the University of Kent

Last Tuesday the Department for Health and Social Care, and Health Education England announced that it had approved the joint bid by the University of Kent […]
March 14, 2018

The Spring Statement

On Tuesday this week the Chancellor, Philip Hammond delivered his spring statement. Now that the government’s annual Budget has been moved to the autumn, this statement […]
March 7, 2018

Severe Winter Weather

The severe winter weather of last week put a great strain on the public infrastructure that we rely on every day. This kind of weather is an […]
February 28, 2018

Brexit Negotiations

There has been increased focus on the Brexit negotiations this week, and whether or not Britain should remain a member of either the European Single Market […]
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