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30% of Folkestone & Hythe vaccinated

NHS data published on 26th February showed that over one third of residents in the Folkestone and Hythe district had received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This is above the national average, and the highest vaccination rate in Kent. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the […]

The path out of lockdown

This week the Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out his plan to take the country out of the lockdown and the COVID restrictions that we have endured to varying degrees of severity for nearly a year. The final deadline for the lifting of all social contact restrictions will be 21st June. The longest day finally […]

Daily Mail: We must act now against this bullying parasite

Article written for the Daily Mail - published 23 February 2021 This is a battle we should have fought and won long ago. But now that the stakes have risen so high - with Facebook and the Australian government at war over the tech giant's refusal to pay for news content - we must all […]

PoliticsHome: Facebook’s contempt for free press and disregard of legislative democracy should concern us all

Article written for PoliticsHome - published 21 February 2021 With a united voice, we must support the Australian government in the face of this bullying from Facebook. This week the attention of the tech policy world has been focused on the Australian House of Representatives, where Scott Morrison’s liberal-national government are in the final stages […]

The Sun: Nick Clegg faces call to RESIGN over Facebook’s Aussie news ban as MPs blast site’s ‘staggering lack of respect’

Article by Imogen Braddick for The Sun - published 18 February 2021 Nick Clegg has been called to resign over Facebook's Aussie news ban after MPs blasted the site's "staggering lack of respect" for democracy. The former Deputy Prime Minister, who became the tech giant's communications chief in 2018, has come under fire after the […]

The Daily Telegraph: Britain must hold firm against Facebook's dangerous ban on news

Article written for the Daily Telegraph - published 18 January 2021 Facebook's decision to ban news media from its main platform in Australia is as dangerous as it is wrongheaded. In a world going through a public health emergency, people need access to the reliable and factual information that is provided by news publishers and organisations. […]

Better local broadband

I would like to thank all of the NHS staff and volunteers who have worked so hard since December to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine across the Folkestone and Hythe constituency. It has been a fantastic effort that everyone over the age of 70, as well as those in the most vulnerable groups in society has […]

Vaccines progress

This week I met with the Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi, along with other Kent MPs and representatives from the Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group to discuss the delivery of the COVID vaccine in Kent. The government’s target is that everyone over the age of 70, and all those who are considered to be the […]

The fire at Napier Barracks

Last week a fire was started deliberately at Napier Barracks in Folkestone, following a dispute between asylum claimants being accommodated there, and the staff that run the facility. There can be no excuse for this action. Arson is a criminal offense, and it could have led to loss of life. I'm grateful for the emergency […]

The Daily Telegraph: Facebook 'can't regulate itself out of the mess it has made'

Article by Hannah Boland for the Daily Telegraph - published 1 February 2020 Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself and instead should face "independent oversight", the former chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee has said. Writing in The Telegraph, Conservative MP Damian Collins said there were clear limitations to Facebook's Oversight Board, and said the […]

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