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 […]

The Benefits of Otterpool Park

On 4th April I spoke at the meeting of the Folkestone and District Council planning committee in favour of the outline planning application for the Otterpool Park garden town development. Planning matters are reserved for local councils to consider but such was the significance of this application that I wanted to add my voice, as […]

The Future of Folkestone Library

The Folkestone Library in Grace Hill is an important community building that is part of our cultural heritage. I want to see it not just survive the current issues it faces over the costs of necessary repairs, but also to thrive in the future. When libraries like this were first created, they were often the […]

The Chancellor's Budget

Last week the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt used his budget statement to set out major reforms to childcare, support households with high energy bills, create incentives for business investment and also to establish a clear pathway towards future investment in the UK nuclear industry. The background to this budget is very different from […]

Why I back the Illegal Migration Bill

On Monday this week the House of Commons debated the government’s new Illegal Immigration Bill. This follows the recent announcement by the Home Secretary of the new measures to be put in place, in order to stop the migrant boat crossings in the English Channel. The UK is rightly proud of the fair way in […]

St Mary's Bay Water Quality

On 1 March I met with the Environment Agency to discuss the sea water quality at St Mary’s Bay, on the Hythe Bay coast. It has recently been reported that, according to the Agency, the water quality there is ‘poor’ and the advice is not to swim. This is a localised problem, and the sea […]

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