9,818 children in my constituency are in good or outstanding schools - an increase of 3,081 since 2010. This means more children are getting the best possible start life and learning the skills they need to flourish.
The chief executive of Thameslink has written back to me about the delayed introduction of Thameslink services from Maidstone East. In his letter he says that the new services have been postponed to avoid disruption on existing services.
Recovering from the financial crash was never going to be easy, and the latest growth forecasts suggest there’s a way to go. But there was good news for the economy in last week’s budget. We have the lowest unemployment since the 1970s and rising wages for the lowest paid.