Category: Weekly Blog

A Sensible Path to Net Zero

Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels like coal, gas and oil, and using more energy efficient tools and devices will help us to save money and protect the environment. Lowering carbon emissions will also reduce the effects of climate change, and developing new sources of green energy, including from new nuclear stations, will help us […]

Folkestone Harbour & Local Buses

There has been considerable discussion over the summer about the final phase of the Folkestone seafront scheme, in particular the proposed developments on the land next to the Harbour Arm. The public consultations on this scheme began some years ago and the size of the buildings and the number of homes to be constructed was […]

ULEZ & Results Day

This week the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan extends the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) across all London Boroughs. Whilst this is an issue that mostly affects people living in London, many local residents in Kent regularly drive into the outer London boroughs, like Bromley and Bexley, either for work or to visit family members. This […]

Folkestone Harbour Regeneration

When I was first elected as your Member of Parliament in 2010, the question I was most often asked about the regeneration of Folkestone Harbour was, when would it start? It had been ten years since the ferry port had closed and six years since the derelict land had been bought by Roger De Haan’s […]

Minister for Nuclear Visits Dungeness to Discuss Small Modular Reactors

For many years I’ve campaigned to secure a long-term future for the nuclear industry in Romney Marsh. There are currently nearly one thousand jobs in the Folkestone and Hythe district which are directly linked to the nuclear industry. It is a major employer that has made a big contribution to our local economy, providing well […]

Bringing Down Inflation

High inflation is affecting countries around the world, but that is small comfort when we see rising prices in the shops and receive higher bills for services that we rely upon. That’s why the government’s top priority is to bring inflation down, and to support the Bank of England in doing what it takes to […]

An Update on Small Boat Crossings

This week the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited the Kent coast to meet with members of the Border Force team at Dover. Stopping illegal migration from small boat crossings in the Channel is one of the top priorities for the government. We must bring to an end these dangerous journeys that have led to loss […]

Working with Local Schools

On Friday 19 May I joined year nine students at Brockhill Park Academy School who had taken part in the Be Internet Citizens programme that day. This programme has been designed by the family safety experts at Parent Zone and YouTube and is suitable for all young people aged thirteen and above. It aims to […]

Local Elections and Levelling Up

The elections for our district, town and parish councils this month have led to some big changes. Many well-known and long serving councillors have departed, and new candidates from all parties have stepped up to take their places. Before discussing the outcome of those elections, I would like to say thank you to all of […]

His Majesty's Coronation & Local Elections

On Tuesday 2 May I was honoured to join members of both Houses of Parliament at a reception for King Charles III and Queen Camilla in Westminster Hall. It was in this historic building that Coronation banquets were held by Monarchs for centuries. It was also the place where King Charles I was sentenced to […]

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