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The Big Society at its best

One of David Cameron’s big ideas for Government is that it should champion the ‘Big Society’. This means that instead of Government, be it local or national, getting in the way of individuals and communities taking a more active role in their areas, it should support and encourage them. People often ask where you can […]

Fighting for jobs for Romney Marsh

On Tuesday I secured a debate at the House of Commons on the future of nuclear power at Dungeness, so that we could discuss the important issue of whether the Government will support a new station there. The fight for Dungeness is a fight for jobs, businesses and the communities of Romney Marsh. I believe […]

Remembrance Day

This week we have received the very sad news of the death of Willie Richardson, who gave so many years of service to people on Romney Marsh, as a County and District Councillor and a former Coxswain of the RNLI Dungeness Lifeboat. He was also a wonderful man whose friendship and advice I hugely valued. […]

More power to Post Offices

Last week in the House of Commons I spoke in the debate on the Postal Services Bill, which could lead to one of the biggest reforms of the Royal Mail and the Post Office for over 100 years. For years we have seen financial pressures reduce the number of post offices and restrict the number […]

You could save money at my energy surgery

I will be holding a one-off energy surgery in Pent Valley Technology College between 3.30pm and 5.30pm on Friday 12th November to offer local residents advice on the free insulation and reduced tariffs that they may be entitled to. I would appreciate it if you could pass on these details to anyone you think may […]

Dreams can come true

Dreams can come true and they certainly did on Saturday at Reachfields, where Hythe Town made it through to the first round proper of the FA Cup for the first time. This is an incredible achievement and I was thrilled to be at the ground to watch the game and share in this special moment […]

Recovery must be built on enterprise not debt

This week in parliament has been about a big choice for the country of two paths that we could follow. Do we plan now to overcome the huge problem of government debt and borrowing, which means that we are spending more on interest repayments than we are on providing healthcare. Or do we put off […]

Reaction to the Government spending review

I was in the House of Commons today to hear George Osborne deliver the Government's spending review. His statement set out a four year strategy to wipe out Britain's annual budget deficit and get on top of the country's debts. The last Government had run out of money, and knew that cuts would have to […]

Gurkhas safe in the Strategic Defence Review

The Prime Minister has just announced the results of the Strategic Defence Review and has confirmed that the Gurkhas are not affected by the savings being made in the Defence budget. This is excellent news and means that the Gurkhas will continue to provide their important and unique service as part of the British army […]

Dungeness 'C' - the fight goes on

Today the Government has published an update on the National Policy Statement for Energy, including the assessment of nuclear sites. You can read the report about Dungeness here. Dungeness has not been listed at this stage as one of the 8 sites where the Government is recommending that new nuclear power stations could be built […]

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