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.

Clear message from voters in Faversham and Mid Kent

I am delighted to have been re-elected as Member of Parliament for Faversham and Mid Kent. Being an MP is a huge responsibility and I’m humbled that so many people have put their trust in me once again.

Crime needs to be reported in Headcorn

Many people in Headcorn are concerned about crime and anti-social behaviour.

I visited the village with Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott, last week to hear these concerns first hand and discuss what more the police can do to help.

A new CT scanner for Canterbury Hospital

It's great news that Canterbury Hospital is getting a new CT scanner.

The inclusion of Canterbury as one of the hospitals to benefit from £200 million of investment in diagnostic equipment, will help improve cancer care in Kent.

Tell me what you think about the Lenham Heath development

Lenham Heath and the surrounding area are under threat.

Maidstone Borough Council has revealed plans for a new ‘garden village’ around Lenham Heath which could see 5,000 – or more – new homes built in this area.