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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 few weeks before the deadline. However, we must remember that we do not need their permission to leave. That decision was taken by the British people in the referendum, […]

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 9 of the M20 to install a steel barrier that will divide the London bound carriageway. This barrier will allow the deployment of a contraflow system with two lanes […]

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 in this column, if the Prime Minister presents the same deal to parliament again, I will vote against it, as I did before. I don’t believe that it is […]

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 unchanged since the proposals were first published, and I will be voting against it. The withdrawal agreement commits us to enter into a transition period when we leave the […]

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 or Channel Tunnel after Brexit. Before Christmas, with other Kent MPs I attended a briefing with the Roads Minister, Jesse Norman, along with Highways England and the Police to […]

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 for the brave work of the fire service in tackling the blaze, and for all the staff at the store, who made sure that everyone was safely evacuated. Looking […]

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 Lieutenant of Kent, Lord De L’Isle, along with the Town Mayor of Hythe, Cllr Paul Peacock, and Major Dennis Bradley DL, led the unveiling of a new largescale poppy […]

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 Care Minister Steve Barclay. We discussed a number of issues relating to funding and delivering front line care in the Folkestone and Hythe District, with a particular reference to […]

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 working on in the town this autumn. Danny is well known for films like Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, for which he won the Best Director award at the Oscars […]

Commemorating the Battle of Britain

Last Sunday, I once again attended the commemorative service at St Stephens’s Church in Lympne to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Britain. I would like to congratulate the Chairman of the Hythe and Romney Marsh branch of the Royal Air Forces Association, Roger Townsend, and all of the officers of the association, for […]

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