A greener and cleaner place to live

We have some beautiful countryside in Faversham and Mid Kent, from the rolling North Downs to the marshes around Faversham.

I will always stand up for Kent’s farmers, and work with all of our local land managers in helping to create an environment where nature can thrive.

I'm also helping to tackle the environmental challenges that matter most to local people – like cracking down on fly-tipping, cleaning up our rivers and waterways, and cutting air pollution.

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Protecting Graveney Marshes

I’m worried that plans for a solar farm will cover Graveney marshes, harming wildlife and changing the landscape beyond recognition. 


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It’s horrid seeing rubbish lying around on pavements and roadsides.

Littering can change the look and feel of a place. It can also be hugely damaging for wildlife and the environment.

Southern Water commits to investment in Faversham

Recently we’ve seen signs on beaches warning people not to swim and flooding in Faversham with some pretty grim things in the water.

I put these concerns directly to the CEO of Southern Water, Ian McAulay, when we met at Faversham’s Wastewater Treatment Works on Friday 12 November.

Historic Environment Bill becomes law

Work to protect and enhance our environment has taken a big step forward with the Environment Bill passing into law.

The Environment Act, as it is now known, is one of the biggest pieces of legislation ever to have gone through Parliament.

£2 million investment in Faversham Creek

The need for investment in our wastewater network is clearer than ever.

Over the summer we saw flood water pouring into peoples’ homes, and local beaches closed for swimming because of sewage ending up in the sea. This is completely unacceptable.

Cleaning up Faversham and Mid Kent

Litter can have a huge impact on the look and feel of the places we live.

Seeing litter on the side of roads or along footpaths doesn’t just look horrible, it’s also bad for the environment and can be devastating for wildlife.

Action on storm overflows

Improving the water quality of our rivers, waterways, and coastlines is so important.

They're a vital habitat for wildlife, places for recreation, and crucially a source of water which we all depend on.