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Celebrating women in politics

There was everything you’d expect at a Women’s Institute meeting: tea, cakes, sandwiches - even some supportive men – gathered in Harrietsham village hall last Saturday. But there’s so much more to the WI than Jam and Jerusalem.

Let's get on with Brexit

“Just get on with it,” is the phrase you hear most often when talking to people about Brexit, whatever way they voted in the referendum. Britain voted to leave and there’s no going back.

Farmers need fruit pickers

With fields in my Kent constituency currently blanketed in snow—as is the case, I am sure, for pretty much all of us—the pleasures of summer strawberries and autumn fruits seem rather far off, but that is certainly not the case for our fruit and vegetable growers.

We need to understand why so many children are unhappy

A generation of children are facing a mental health crisis. More and more young people are feeling anxious, depressed and having low self-esteem. It’s thought that as many as one in ten children has a diagnosable mental health condition and referrals to specialist treatment are on the rise.

Join me and give up plastic for Lent

It’s cheap, versatile, durable – and deadly. Plastic has come to dominate our daily lives – used in everything from clothing to packaging to engineering – but we are only just beginning to understand how dangerous it can be.

£23m funding boost for new mum's mental health

The NHS has today confirmed that extra funding will be made available to improve the mental health of at least 3,000 pregnant women and those who have recently given birth.

Fix lorry fly-parking to make roads safer

I called a debate about lorry parking in the House of Commons, to urge the Government to build more lorry parks and introduce tougher rules to make sure drivers use them.

I said: "