Operation Stack: Progress

Operation Stack may not be in the news at the moment, but I want to make sure there is no repeat of the chaos it caused last summer. 

I won't let commuters be railroaded

Performance on Southeastern trains is woeful. So I welcome proposals to split the franchise, providing it improves service for passengers.

VIDEO: Standing up for people with learning disabilities

I recently met the Kent Learning Disability Partnership Board, who told me that they often find the information the Government sends them confusing. I asked Disabilities Minister Justin Tomlinson what he is doing to make his department's communications easier to understand.

Cut beer tax!

I've joined with the British Beer & Pub Association, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) by sending a ‘Message in a Barrel’, calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to cut beer duty in the Budget on 16th March.

Europe: The choice we face

The question is which option will give Britain a better future. Which will mean a better future for students soon to leave college or university? Which will be better for children still at school, like my own? Which is more likely to mean they can get well-paid jobs? Live in peace? Enjoy the countryside I cherish? Be part of an optimistic society and share the pride I feel in being British?

Working hard for Kent: My newsletter

December was a busy month with some exciting developments for Faversham and Mid-Kent. My priorities for 2016 include campaigns for better rail services to the constituency, improved access to children’s mental health services, faster broadband and fair school funding. I will also be continuing to stand up for local farmers and businesses as well as opposing inappropriate development. I want everyone to feel they have a strong advocate in me.