Category: Weekly Blog

Storm Ciara and Otterpool Park

This weekend our coastline was battered by Storm Ciara with heavy rain and winds up to eighty miles per hour. Whilst some disruption to travel and everyday life is inevitable with this kind of event, we should be thankful for the excellent work of our highways engineers, the environment agency and the emergency services, especially […]

Our local GP services ?‍⚕️?‍⚕️

Last Friday I met with Cllrs David Monk and Jenny Hollingsbee the Leader and Deputy Leader of Folkestone and Hythe District Council, along with Dr Jonathan Bryant the Chair of the South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to discuss the provision of GP services in our area. In particular, we discussed plans to improve […]

Regeneration of Folkestone harbour ?️

Last Friday the Folkestone Seafront and Harbour Company announced that it will shortly start work on the construction of the first phase of the residential development, close to The Leas Lift and the Coastal Park. This will create the first eighty-four properties in an overall development that will build up to 1,000 new homes. The […]

Jobs Fair ? Otterpool Park ?️ and energy innovation ⚡

Last Friday I hosted my seventh annual Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair at The Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone. This event brings together many of our leading local employers and training providers in an informal setting, where people can find out more about jobs that are available now and places on courses that could lead to […]

Removal of Operation Brock

Last Thursday the House of Commons passed the European Union Withdrawal Bill. I was proud to be able to vote for one of the major commitments of our election manifesto and to see it pass without any amendments. This is of course in stark contrast to the debates held in Parliament before the General Election […]

Planning for the future

This week the House of Commons returns following the Christmas recess, and will complete its debates on the final stages of the European Union Withdrawal Bill. This means the Bill will be sent to the House of Lords at the end of the week for approval in good time before we leave the EU at […]

Best wishes for 2020

On Wednesday we mark not just the start of a new year, but a new decade. This gives us a chance to reflect on the progress that has been made over the last ten years, as well as to look ahead. Change sometimes seems to come slowly when you are looking for it every day, […]

Happy Christmas ?

On Tuesday last week I took the oath to Her Majesty The Queen to serve in my fourth parliament as your MP. It is an incredible honour to be able to do so, and I am grateful for all of the support I received during the general election. As the House of Commons gathered this […]

Delivering Brexit and moving on

I was honoured last Thursday to be elected for the fourth time to serve as your Member of Parliament. I was delighted as well to receive an increased majority and share of the vote. For those who voted for me I would like to thank you for your support, and to everyone else please be […]

Parliament Week, the general election and the power of social media

This week is Parliament Week, which marks a series of events being run across the country in partnership with schools and community organisations. Now in its ninth year, Parliament Week was created to try and build more awareness about how the institution works. This week the House of Commons has given a demonstration of this […]

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