Standing up for rural train services

I’ve been campaigning for better train services for the last two years, and the current consultation on the future of the south east rail network is our opportunity to secure investment and improvements.

Junction 8 business park rejected again

Plans to build a 47,000sqm business park on the edge of the Area of Outstanding Natural beauty have once again been thrown out by the Planning Committee at MBC.   

Protecting this beautiful part of the countryside from a completely inappropriate development is the right decision. 

Say no to business park near Leeds Castle

I'm calling on councillors to stand by their decision to reject a 47,000sqm commercial development close to Leeds Castle and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Major improvements could be coming to Brenley Corner

A major improvement scheme at Brenley Corner IS being seriously considered.

Highways bosses are "pressing for a major scheme to provide an improved grade separated junction in order to deliver a major change at Brenley Corner," Roads Minister Andrew Jones assured me in a recent letter.

Britain needs strong leadership

I welcome the Prime Minister's bold decision to call a General Election in June. Theresa May has already shown she is a strong and principled leader. This election is an opportunity to give her a substantial mandate, and strengthen her hand in negotiations with the European Union.

Two new schools for Maidstone!

I'm delighted that the Government has approved plans to open two new schools for children in Maidstone.

£300 fine for lorry drivers sleeping in lay-bys

The Government is introducing £300 spot fines for lorry drivers who sleep in their cabs for two night in a row.

Under EU rules, drivers must take a weekly break that averages 45 hours.