October 9, 2019

The Queen’s Speech

The Queen will deliver her speech in the House of Lords on Monday next week, to mark the start of a new parliamentary session. This gives […]
October 2, 2019

Landscapes for life

Last Friday I was delighted to be invited to officially ‘open’ a new bench and rest stop on the North Downs Way near to the top […]
September 24, 2019

Delivering for Folkestone and Hythe

Last Friday I was pleased to be invited to Martello Primary school in Folkestone to meet the students and discuss what they had learned during their […]
September 17, 2019

Remembrance : paying tribute to the Battle of Britain

Last Sunday I attended once again the annual Battle of Britain service at St Stephen’s Church in Lympne. This year marks the 79th anniversary of that […]
September 10, 2019

Let’s end the Brexit doom loop

In the early hours of Tuesday 10th September, the House of Commons prorogued, ending the longest parliamentary session for over three hundred years. Instead of the […]
September 3, 2019

We must leave the EU on 31 October

This week is traditionally seen as the start of the new parliamentary year, as the House of Commons returns from its summer recess. However, the first […]
August 30, 2019

Preparing for Brexit and beyond

Since Boris Johnson was appointed as Prime Minister at the end of July, the primary focus of the government has rightly been preparing the United Kingdom […]
July 31, 2019

Hythe Town Council’s dementia awareness forum

Over the last four years, Hythe Town Council’s dementia awareness forum has done great work to raise the profile in the local community of the needs […]
July 23, 2019

Our new Party Leader

Today I attended the special Conservative Party meeting held at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre in Westminster to hear the result of the leadership election. […]
July 17, 2019

Boris Johnson in Kent

On Thursday last week I attended a specially organised meeting in Dover, where Boris Johnson addressed hundreds of Conservative Party members from across East Kent about […]
June 26, 2019

Southern Water

I was shocked to see the result this week of the investigation by the water and sewage regulator Ofwat, into Southern Water’s business practices over a […]
June 20, 2019

Our Next Prime Minister

This week the Conservative Party Members of Parliament will choose the final two candidates to be its new leader and our next Prime Minister. There will […]
June 12, 2019

Conservative Party Leadership Contest

On Thursday this week the Conservative Party will start the process of electing its next leader and our new Prime Minister. I believe that person must […]
May 22, 2019

Policing

Last Friday I met with representatives from the resident’s associations covering central Folkestone, The Leas and The Bayle, to discuss policing in the town. They have […]
May 9, 2019

Local Elections

We should respect all people who are prepared to put themselves forward for public service as an elected representative. In taking that step candidates open themselves […]
May 1, 2019

Investment in Folkestone & Hythe

Over the last eight years we have seen a tremendous change in investment into our district for new homes and businesses. This has created new jobs […]
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 […]
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