22 JUN 2017

Save our Banksy

We've been battling to renew Dover for years. And then a multimillion pound piece of artwork turns up in the middle of our town overnight. It would be daft to get rid of it. That's why I'm campaigning to Save Our Banksy. On Friday, I met with residents at the giant Brexit-themed Banksy in York Street. Everyone was in agreement about what an amazing work of art it is – and that we must do all we can to save it. The Dover Banksy is iconic. Our town is the gateway...

20 JUN 2017

Plans to cut bus services are appalling

I have called on Stagecoach bosses to scrap appalling and inexcusable plans to cut dozens of local bus services. Stagecoach last week launched a consultation over the changes which will affect Dover, Deal and villages across the area. Some would lose their only regular service. The firm has given residents just two weeks to lodge their views, with the consultation period ending on June 26. These changes are appalling and totally unjustified. There are reductions...

17 JUN 2017

Delighted with approval of vital cancer drug

I welcome the approval of a life-extending cancer drug after lobbying the NHS over the issue. Kadcyla adds an average of six months of life to women with terminal breast cancer – but at an undiscounted cost of £90,000 per patient. The drug was available in Scotland from April, but deemed too expensive by the rest of the UK. Earlier this year I met with local support group the Breast Cancer Girls of Deal, both in the constituency and in Westminster. They told...

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