Give refugee children a proper welcome

Children suffer so much in war and I want us to do everything we can to help. That’s why I visited The Jungle in Calais and a refugee camp in Turkey to see the conditions myself.

Overhaul of train tickets announced

I was pleased to see the announcement from the Rail Delivery Group that 'radical changes' to rail ticket prices will be introduced to offer passengers the best value fares.

Minister, will you support a medical school in Kent?

Last week I called on the Government to support the building of a new medical school in Kent. Our county could benefit enormously from a medical school. We need more doctors locally, and Government plans to increase medical school places mean now is a golden opportunity.

I will vote to trigger Article 50

The Supreme Court has ruled that Parliament must vote on whether to trigger Article 50 and begin our formal withdrawal from the EU.

Fly-parking: Minister pledges action

The Roads Minister John Hayes has issued a written statement to the House of Commons, putting in record his commitment to tackling fly-parking.

The NHS and social care need to work together

NHS and Social Care organisations need to work together if we are to have better, more affordable and more sustainable healthcare. I made these points in a House of Commons debate, read what I said below or click to watch a video.

Freight Action Plan launched

I welcomed measures to stop lorries fly-parking in residential roads included in Kent County Council’s Freight Action Plan.