Better roads to keep Kent moving

Traffic isn't just annoying, it's holding Kent back. Our economy can't grow unless our infrastructure is up-to-scratch. 

With thousands of new houses planned for our area, pressure on the road network is only going to increase. It's vital that infrastructure keeps pace with development. Given that the vast majority of UK freight passes through Kent, this is a national problem not just a local one.

The Government is investing in roads, and I want to make sure Kent gets its fair share. In particular I want to see improvements to the M20, M2 and A2, as well as the Brenley Corner roundabout - which has been left almost completely unchanged since it was built more than 50 years ago. 

I’m making sure improving Kent's road network stays at the top of the Government’s agenda. 

News

An update on the Faversham Swing Bridge campaign

The campaign to restore Faversham’s Creek Bridge is swinging into action.

Having spoken to Kent County Council leader, Paul Carter, I'm pleased to provide an update on where things stand.

Faversham is eager to go greener

We need to be ambitious about green transport in Faversham, but I’m worried Swale Borough Council are dragging their feet.

We’re still waiting for the two electric car charging points that were promised for the town in June.

Brexit funding boost for Kent

Councils in Kent will receive an extra £2.6 million in new funding to help prepare for Brexit. This is another step in making sure we’re ready to leave the EU on 31 October. 

Have we finally seen the back of Operation Stack?

We had a reminder of how bad Operation Stack could be when high winds caused problems at the ports a few weeks ago. That should be the last time we have to put up with the closure of the motorway, as Operation Stack has now been replaced by Operation Brock. 

We can’t go back to Operation Stack

We thought we’d seen the back of Operation Stack, but Kent once again ground to a halt last week – this time because of bad weather. It was a grim reminder of 2015, with short journeys taking hours, children unable to get to school and businesses losing money.

Finish roadworks earlier to prevent traffic horrorshow

We know from experience how bad it can be when the M20 shuts down all night. Back in November there was a week of dreadful delays caused by overnight closures – with children missing lessons and businesses losing money from late deliveries and people not getting to work on time.