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We’re getting a Kent Medical School, now we need a modern Hospital

Healthcare in this area simply isn’t good enough. Our hospitals are struggling; it’s a hard to recruit enough doctors and nurses to staff three major hospitals in East Kent. And the buildings are out of date. I’ve campaigned for a new medical school in Kent, and we’re getting it.

Break deadlock on swing bridge restoration

It's time for an end to the deadlock that is delaying restoration of Faversham swing bridge.

People in Faversham have worked incredibly hard to raise the money for the swing bridge – now the commercial operator must throw its weight and considerable resources behind the project.

Headcorn needs a lift

Disabled passengers, parents with buggies – anyone who can’t use stairs – can’t get onto the London-bound platform at Headcorn. Some people are going in the wrong direction as far as Ashford to get to a station with a lift. It’s high time we got some investment in Headcorn Railway Station.

How to fix Operation Stack?

It is unacceptable for Kent’s roads to be paralysed, so I am pleased that Highways England are exploring alternatives to Operation Stack. I wrote to Highways England saying that any solution to Operation Stack – whether on-road or off-road – must allow the free flow of traffic without delays.

New money means Maidstone schools get the go-ahead

Children in Maidstone desperately need a new primary school and a special needs school to open as soon as possible – or there’s a real risk some could have to travel miles across the county every day.