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Speak up for better rail services for Kent

Commuters have been seriously let down by local rail services over the past few years. Although there have been some improvements in performance, we are still a long way off reliable rush hour trains which are good value for money.

I swear to take on mental illness

Mental illness should not be seen as an inevitable part of life. The current state of mental health treatment would simply never be accepted for a physical condition.

We need investment to beat traffic around Maidstone

Terrible traffic is making life a misery in Maidstone and surrounding villages like Langley, Bearsted and Downswood. Too many people tell me how the daily grind of sitting in long queues, being late for work and delayed getting home is becoming unbearable.

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.

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.

Mental health: Let's turn ambitions into actions

Mental illness affects everyone, from all backgrounds and all ages. One in four of us will experience a a mental health problem, so this is an issue that touches our families, our friends and our loved ones – all of us.

Fly-parking solution 'in three to five years'

The Government is developing a national plan to tackle HGV fly-parking, with more parking spaces in private truck stops in the next three to five years.

The announcement follows my campaign to ban lorries from parking in inappropriate places.

Farmers need help recruiting fruit and veg pickers

British fruit is the best in the world, but farmers in my constituency told me there was a real risk of fruit going unpicked next year if they can’t recruit enough seasonal workers.