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A budget for the next generation

There’s much to welcome in this budget, not least a tax cut that will mean 1,854 people in Mid Kent are taken out of income tax altogether. A typical basic-rate tax-payer now pays £1,000 a year less than when the Conservatives came to office in 2010.

VIDEO: Standing up for people with learning disabilities

I recently met the Kent Learning Disability Partnership Board, who told me that they often find the information the Government sends them confusing. I asked Disabilities Minister Justin Tomlinson what he is doing to make his department's communications easier to understand.

Brogdale CiC gets tooled up

Brogdale Community Interest Company is a wonderful local charity for people with disabilities. Last year thousands of pounds worth of gardening equipment was stolen from it..

Cut beer tax!

I've joined with the British Beer & Pub Association, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) by sending a ‘Message in a Barrel’, calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to cut beer duty in the Budget on 16th March.

Faversham cleans for the Queen

I joined local volunteers in celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday by picking up litter at Faversham Rec.

WATCH Southeastern trains debate

VIDEO: I spoke in a House of Commons debate about Southeastern, and called on the Government, Network Rail and Southeastern to take action.

Meningitis Vaccine: Prime Minister responds

Following the tragic death of two-year-old Faye Burdett from Maidstone from Meningitis, I've asked the Prime Minister about vaccinating more young children against this terrible disease. 

Calais: Urgent questions

As the French Government begin to clear the Jungle camp at Calais, I asked the Immigration minister James Brokenshire what Britain is doing to help refugees.

Europe: The choice we face

The question is which option will give Britain a better future. Which will mean a better future for students soon to leave college or university? Which will be better for children still at school, like my own? Which is more likely to mean they can get well-paid jobs? Live in peace? Enjoy the countryside I cherish? Be part of an optimistic society and share the pride I feel in being British?