Since Christmas Eve we've seen the service on Southeastern trains go from bad to worse, with delays and cancellations day after day. I held a meeting with CEP David Statham, where he acknowledged the service has been exceptionally bad.
Everyone recognises that we need development, both housing and employment sites. But I am concerned about the intention to build such a large share of houses in the rural areas, where there isn't the infrastructure
Residents from Harrietsham and Hollingbourne have told me how noise from HGVs thundering down the M20 is blighting their lives. I raised it with the Roads Minister when we were discussing options for Operation Stack, and now I have formally written to him asking for the road to be resurfaced.
Kent has so much to offer visitors, but some of its greatest treasures – like the historic town of Faversham itself – are not as well-known as they should be. I’m keen to promote Kent, not least because visitors contribute to the local economy.