My first six months in Parliament

Welcome to my newsletter. Now I've been in Parliament for six months and begun to get my head around how Westminster works, I'll be keeping you up-to-date with everything I'm doing for Faversham and Mid-Kent. I'd love to hear your thoughts on my newsletter and any suggestions for things you'd like to see included. Below is a selection of things I've done since the election, click on the links in blue for more information

The Local Plan for Maidstone: Residents must be properly consulted

Local people have only had four weeks to respond to Maidstone Borough Council's Local Plan, which sets out its development goals for the next 15 years. Many have you have told me that's not enough time. I've written to MBC passing on your concerns.

Broomfield and Kingswood residents: Have your say on planning

Broomfield and Kingswood residents are being asked to comment on new policies to guide development of their area.  The parish council has prepared a neighbourhood development plan setting out a sustainable vision and policies the community want to be used to determine planning applications for the area.

Welfare: My speech to Parliament

I spoke to the House of Commons about the Welfare Reform Bill is part of a package of measures that this Givernment is introducing to create the kind of economy and society that people want. I am not talking about a society in which people spend years on benefits and low pay but one in which work pays, people keep more of what they earn and everyone has a chance to be better off.