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New report highlights potential of British fruit

I was delighted to welcome guests to Parliament on 10 September for the launch of a landmark report on the future of British fruit.

The White Paper from British Apples and Pears shows mow much progress has been made already and how much potential there is for this sector.

"Don't delay Thameslink", I tell Minister

I met Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris to tell him not to delay new Thameslink services to Maidstone East. They were due to start in December 2018, but have been pushed back to December 2019.

More money for Kent schools

Schools in Kent will get a share of an extra £14 billion the Government has committed to education funding between now and 2022/23.

Brexit funding boost for Kent

Councils in Kent will receive an extra £2.6 million in new funding to help prepare for Brexit. This is another step in making sure we’re ready to leave the EU on 31 October. 

Underpass upgrade great news for Faversham

The underpass at Faversham station is finally getting some attention. South Eastern has announced it has secured £130,000 of funding to carry out renovation work on the Grade II listed building.