October 5, 2017

My Fifth Annual Jobs Fair

Over the last few months we have seen further welcome falls in unemployment in the Folkestone and Hythe constituency, and the overall rate remains less that […]
September 25, 2017

Update on Support for GPs and Patients in Folkestone

On Friday last week I met with the Chairman of the South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Dr Jonathan Bryant, and Hazel Carpenter, the CCG’s […]
September 20, 2017

Extra Funding For Local Schools

Last week the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, confirmed that the government will be investing an additional £1.3billion in schools over the next two […]
September 12, 2017

Update on Extra Funding for GP Services and Primary Care in Folkestone

Our local GPs are the gateway to the NHS for many of us, and it’s vital that this service is available for all. In May this […]
September 6, 2017

European Union Withdrawal Bill

The House of Commons returns this week following the summer recess and its main focus will be the government’s European Union Withdrawal Bill. In the wide […]
August 30, 2017

The Fourth Folkestone Triennial

The fourth Folkestone Triennial festival opens this weekend, making the town once again a showcase for the arts world. Since 2008, the Folkestone Triennial has established […]
August 23, 2017

Trade and Customs after Brexit

The government department responsible for negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union produced position papers last week setting out our proposals for managing trade and customs […]
August 16, 2017

Rail Franchise

The process of awarding the rail franchise for the South East of England is well underway, and the new licence will be operational from the end […]
August 2, 2017

Romney Resource Centre

On Tuesday last week I joined Amanda King, the head of the youth provision at the Romney Resource Centre in New Romney, for their study programme […]
July 26, 2017

Folkestone Jobs Fair

As the schools break up for their summer holidays I’d like to give you a date for your diaries, for when they come back in September. […]
July 20, 2017

Housing in Shepway

Housing developments like the Prince of Wales’s new village of Nansledan, near to Newquay in Cornwall, could be a model for local schemes, like the Otterpool […]
July 12, 2017

Kent County Show

On Friday last week, I attended the Kent Show at the county showground in Detling. The excellent weather brought out large grounds, which was good news […]
July 10, 2017

Mental Health

Poor mental health can be a cancer of the mind for its victims, too often with devastating effects for sufferers and their families. We have many […]
July 5, 2017

Canada Day

Last Friday I attended the annual Canada Day service at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, an important event for our community which has taken place every year since […]
June 28, 2017

A Queen’s Speech to Deliver Brexit

Last Wednesday, Her Majesty The Queen conducted the State Opening of Parliament following the general election. The central focus of The Queen’s Speech setting out the […]
June 21, 2017

The Tragedy at Grenfell Tower

The Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington in London will surely been seen as one of the greatest civil disasters in this country since the Second […]
June 11, 2017

The DUP Dilemma

Since the election a number of people have written to me asking how, as a Conservative MP who voted for equal marriage, and as a Catholic […]
May 19, 2017

Health Secretary gives his support to GP services in Folkestone

Following the announcement that the current managers of the Folkestone East Family Practice will not to continue with their contract to deliver GP services beyond November […]
May 18, 2017

Supporting GP Practices in the Folkestone and Hythe Constituency

GP practices are the front line of care in our NHS, and I will do all I can to support them. There have been concerns raised […]
May 3, 2017

Gurkha Memorial Fund

I was delighted to attend the Gurkha Memorial Fund charity dinner at the Leas Cliff Hall last Friday night. This charity was initially set up to raise money […]
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