Category: Folkestone

Back to business: my immediate priorities and thoughts on the General Election

It was a great honour to be re-elected as your Member of Parliament last week, and I would like to thank everyone in the Folkestone and Hythe constituency who voted for me, for their support. As always though I will work to represent everyone in our area, regardless of their political beliefs. My first surgeries […]

'World class' urban sports centre coming to Folkestone

Last Friday I was delighted to unveil plans for the fantastic new multi-sports centre set to be built in Folkestone on the site of Tontine Street's derelict bingo hall. Currently being demolished, the site will be redeveloped by the Roger de Haan Charitable Trust and has been designed by well-known architect Guy Holloway. The design […]

The regeneration of Folkestone's harbour is one of my key priorities

I believe our area can be one of the big success stories over the next few years as the economy continues to recover. There are already lots of positive signs of this being the case. I am running for re-election as I want to build on what we have already achieved and to drive the […]

Conservatives pledge to deliver the security of home ownership to thousands of Shepway residents

Yesterday the Prime Minister unveiled the Conservative Party's manifesto with a positive message, telling voters: "we are on the brink of something special in our country. The next five years are about turning the good news in our economy into a good life for you and your family." Included in the manifesto were a number […]

All the highlights from week two of the campaign trail (Video)

The election campaign is in full swing and I've enjoyed taking part in a number of hustings events across the constituency. They are an important way for members of the public to scrutinise the positions of each party and candidates on various issues, as well as being an opportunity to grill us with questions. All […]

Highlights from the first week of the election campaign (Video)

The first week of the General Election campaign was hectic and rewarding; and not just because of the glorious weather that we have been enjoying here on the South Coast. I have been out and about across the constituency: at hustings, meeting with local businesses and speaking to residents about the issues that matter to […]

Folkestone is fast becoming a hub for start-ups and small businesses

This week the latest survey published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) shows more growing confidence as the economy recovers. Small businesses collectively are the major employers in this country, as more people work for them than for large firms. They are also closer to the ground and more sensitive to changes in the […]

Council tax reduced by another 1% and Folkestone Academy's visit to 10 Downing Street

This Saturday I will be leading the community walk from Dungeness to Folkestone to raise money for the Kent charity, the Young Lives Foundation. We will be departing from the old lighthouse at 9.30am and it would be great to see you there if you would like to join us . The route of the […]

Strong jobs growth and wages rising faster than prices sees more money in people's pockets as recovery continues

The inflation figures published this week show that last month prices rose by just 0.3%, helped by the falling costs of fuel and food. We can certainly all see the falling prices at the pumps with petrol now below 107p a litre; a saving of 30p a litre from a few months ago. The price […]

Update on Operation Stack and homelessness in Folkestone

The Operation Stack restrictions were finally lifted from our roads at the weekend but the work on a long term solution to this problem continues. Last week, along with Kent MPs Charlie Elphicke, Damian Green and Tracey Crouch, I met with the Roads Minister John Hayes to press him to lead an urgent government review […]

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