Category: Weekly Blog

Napier Barracks

Monday 21 March 2022 On 11 March I visited Napier Barracks in Folkestone, along with the Leader of Folkestone and Hythe District Council, Cllr David Monk. We were given a tour of improvements made to the facilities for the three hundred asylum claimants who are resident there. The Barracks is being used as a temporary […]

President Zelensky

Wednesday 9 March 2022 On Tuesday 7 March I attended the address given by the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky to the House of Commons. It is without precedent for a non-member of parliament to speak in the chamber of the House, but it brought to us directly his message of determination to resist the […]


Friday 25 February 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an unprovoked assault on a peaceful and sovereign nation. There can be no justification for the action that President Putin has taken. He has lied repeatedly to the Russian people and to the world about the situation in Ukraine. Mr Putin has falsely asserted time and […]

Cost of heating

Monday 14 February 2022 I know that many local residents are concerned about the impact that rising prices are having on their household budget. In particular we all face the prospect of significant increases in the costs of heating our home. I along with many other Members of Parliament have been asking the government what […]

Folkestone Jobs Fair

Friday 28 January 2022 As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic it is encouraging to see that the economy across the country has recovered much faster than many people predicted. The size of the economy is now greater than it was before the first lockdown two years ago. There are more people in work, job […]

Royal Navy in the Channel

Wednesday 19 January 2022 Earlier this week the Government announced that the Royal Navy will be given primacy over all other government agencies operating within the English Channel to help tackle the surge of migrants entering the country illegally from France. It is important that policy evolves with the situation and although plans are still […]

Nuclear Energy Bill

Thursday 13 January 2022 This winter I know that many people are concerned about the rising cost of energy, and rightly so. Nobody should face unaffordable energy bills for using a reasonable amount of electricity, and the government has measures in place to support those who need it: from Winter Fuel Payments to the Warm […]

Happy New Year 2022

Thursday 6 January 2022 I would like to send my best wishes to all readers for the New Year. I’m sure we all want 2022 to be the year where we finally emerge from the pandemic and can live with and effectively manage any future variants of the covid virus. Our scientists have now reached […]


Wednesday 15 December 2021 As you will have seen in the news, the Chief Medical Officer has raised the UK COVID Alert to Level 4 due to the rapid spread of the new highly infectious Omicron variant, with cases of this strain doubling every two to three days. Folkestone and Hythe is no exception to […]

Nationality and Borders Act

Thursday 9 December 2021 This week in Parliament, the Nationality and Borders Bill, a central part of the government’s New Plan for Immigration, progressed through its final stages in the House of Commons. I fully support this Bill. It will ensure that the United Kingdom has a firm, but fair, approach to immigration. It will […]

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