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 […]
June 28, 2017

A Queen’s Speech to Deliver Brexit

Last Wednesday, Her Majesty The Queen conducted the State Opening of Parliament following the general election. The central focus of The Queen’s Speech setting out the […]
June 21, 2017

The Tragedy at Grenfell Tower

The Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington in London will surely been seen as one of the greatest civil disasters in this country since the Second […]
June 11, 2017

The DUP Dilemma

Since the election a number of people have written to me asking how, as a Conservative MP who voted for equal marriage, and as a Catholic […]
May 19, 2017

Health Secretary gives his support to GP services in Folkestone

Following the announcement that the current managers of the Folkestone East Family Practice will not to continue with their contract to deliver GP services beyond November […]
May 18, 2017

Supporting GP Practices in the Folkestone and Hythe Constituency

GP practices are the front line of care in our NHS, and I will do all I can to support them. There have been concerns raised […]
May 3, 2017

Gurkha Memorial Fund

I was delighted to attend the Gurkha Memorial Fund charity dinner at the Leas Cliff Hall last Friday night. This charity was initially set up to raise money […]
April 26, 2017

Facebook urged to step up fake news fight before UK election

Select committee chairman Damian Collins says site does not act quickly enough and fake news could pose threat to ‘the integrity of democracy’ Facebook must improve […]
April 20, 2017

Collins Issues Election Fake News Warning to Google and Facebook

Damian Collins, chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, has issued a warning to Google and Facebook that they must work to ensure fake news […]
April 20, 2017

Failure to record Farah drug use ‘inexcusable’

The head of UK Athletics has admitted to an “inexcusable” failure by a team doctor to record an injection of a controversial supplement that he administered […]
April 20, 2017

Damian Collins: The MP influencing the TV sector

Five months into the role of Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons, and Damian Collins MP has consolidated a […]
April 19, 2017

Folkestone Free School

The Department for Education has confirmed that the Folkestone Free School will open in September 2018 as the successor school to Pent Valley. This announcement delivers […]
April 12, 2017

Positive News from the Care Quality Commission

This week the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released a new report following its inspection of the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, which […]
April 5, 2017

Triggering of Article 50

On Wednesday last week, the Prime Minster wrote to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, giving formal notification, under the terms of Article 50, […]
March 29, 2017

Last Week’s Tragic Events in Westminster

The terrorist attack in Westminster on Wednesday last week murdered the lives of innocent people in the name of an undefined cause. Once again, people’s response […]
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