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New shop for food lovers opens in Headcorn

It was fantastic to attend the official opening of Foodie’s Emporium in Headcorn on 20 September.

I love buying local produce and Foodie’s is full of that – local cheeses, locally made bread, local wine – giving locals and visitors to Headcorn plenty of reasons to shop there.

Results are in from the Park Wood GP survey…

I received hundreds of responses to my recent survey on GP services in Park Wood, which shows just how much people care. Lots of people shared stories of how good their local GP surgery is.

Campaign win: money back for 15 minute train delays

It’s good news that passengers can now claim compensation for train journeys delayed by 15 minutes or more.

Whether getting home late from work, missing a connecting train or arriving late to a meeting – train delays are a nightmare.

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.