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, […]

Sky Sports: Antonio Rudiger - How are authorities responding to Chelsea defender's racism claim at Tottenham?

From Sky Sports News on 23/12/2019 - full article here Damian Collins MP is standing for re-election for chairman of the DCMS select committee and says he could push to strengthen the law if instances of racism continue. He said: "Hopefully when the committees are reformed this is something we can look at - and […]

Evening Standard: Minister will talk to Spurs about ‘monkey chants’ at Chelsea game

Article by Nicholas Cecil and Anthony France for the Evening Standard Sports minister Nigel Adams today warned that “there is no place for racism in football” after monkey chants were allegedly directed at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger during the derby clash at Spurs. Mr Adams was due to speak to Tottenham directors today after the reported incident at the club’s […]

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 […]

General Election 2019: Folkestone and Hythe result

Article by Alex Jee, published on KentOnline here Conservative MP Damian Collins has retained his seat in Folkestone and Hythe with a resounding victory. Mr Collins defeated seven other candidates competing for the constituency in the first December General Election since 1923. The incumbent MP received 35,483 votes, granting him a majority of 21,337 over second placed Laura Davison […]

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 […]

Kent Online: The Jeremy Kyle Show slammed in report by MPs

Details have emerged of the behind-the-scenes conduct of production staff working on The Jeremy Kyle Show. Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins oversaw a government inquiry into reality television. MPs saw footage which was handed over to them from a whistleblower. The inquiry was launched after one of the show's participants, Steve Dymond, died one week […]

The New Statesman: Damian Collins on electoral law, disinformation and Dominic Cummings

Last year, parliament summoned Alexander Nix to answer questions on fake news and disinformation. The chief executive of Cambridge Analytica began his appearance before the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee by reading out a pre-prepared statement. “Before I answer your questions, I’d like to make a few short clarifications.” The chair […]

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