News

An update on Brenley Corner

Efforts to improve Brenley Corner have been given a boost by the Minister responsible for roads.

Roads Minister, Baroness Vere, has said she recognises “the force of the case” about upgrading this junction. This is really encouraging.

96% say no to Lenham Heath development

The results are in from my survey and it’s clear there is overwhelming opposition to plans for a “garden village” at Lenham Heath.

Full fibre broadband coming to Faversham

Faversham, Sheldwich, Painters Forstal and Davington will be some of the first places in the country to benefit from a full fibre broadband network.

This is part of Openreach’s work to connect market towns, villages, and rural areas to ultra-fast broadband.  

Kent MPs apprenticeship fair returns to Maidstone

I’m delighted to be working with other Kent MPs to host the third annual Maidstone Apprenticeship Fair.

Apprenticeships are a great way of learning while earning, and getting valuable qualifications at the same time. But we often don’t value them enough.

Operation Brock is coming to an end

The barriers on the M20 will soon be lifted as the Government has confirmed that Operation Brock is being mothballed.

I know the barriers and speed restrictions have caused a lot of frustration, particularly to people who use the motorway to get to work.

New Year message - 2020 is a year full of opportunities

This New Year is an exciting moment for our country. 

It’s a time to move on from past divisions, and be optimistic about the future.

Our Parliament has new energy and purpose to deliver on people’s priorities.

And the winner of the Christmas card competition is...

It’s one of the hardest jobs of the year, but I’m pleased to announce the winner of my annual Christmas card competition.

The winning design is by Luna from Oaks Primary Academy in Maidstone and features a snowman against a blue sky.