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Reconsider entrance to new Bearsted school

Children in Maidstone and Bearsted desperately need two new schools and I’ve fought to get them open as soon as possible - including helping secure funding .

Solar power station will industrialise swathes of marshland

Cleve Hill Solar have launched their application process to build a solar power plant on 387.6 hectares of Graveney Marshes. I spoke out against the scheme at the GREAT (Graveney Rural Envirnmental Action Team) meeting at the Guildhall in December. 

The Brexit deal

I have had hundreds of emails in the last couple of weeks on both sides of the argument. But out and about, people often say to me: "Please can you politicians just get on with it."

I have been consistent in my approach to Brexit since the referendum.

A2 crossing chaos at Abbey school must end

I visited Abbey School at going-home time and it was quite clear that the bridge over the A2 is inadequate. Hundreds of children all need to cross the road at the same time and the bridge is too narrow. Quite apart from the fact that it’s impossible for anyone who can’t manage steps.

PIP assessments to be recorded

Video-recording assessments for Personal Independence Payments could make the system more transparent and reduce the number of incorrect or disputed decisions.

I submitted a written question asking the Government how many assessments were recorded.

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 And the buildings are out of date.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.