15 MAR 2018

Campaigning for fair share of healthcare in Dover and Deal

The building of the new Buckland Hospital was all about bringing more services to Dover. The new £24 million state-of-the-art facility would stop people having to make long journeys out of town to Ashford, Canterbury or Margate. Therefore, I am extremely disappointed and frustrated about the recent removal of a vital eye treatment service. It's simply not on – and I'm doing everything I can to bring it back to Buckland. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD),...

13 MAR 2018

Pupils learn about life as an MP at Houses of Parliament

Youngsters from a Dover school learnt about life as an MP when they visited the Houses of Parliament on Monday (March 12). Pupils from Dover Christ Church Academy even held a mock election before I dropped by to meet them. The Year 7 students fired a number of questions at me. They asked what it's like to be a Member of Parliament – and what youngsters should do if they do not want to go to university. I told them I was always busy as an MP and the job was never...

08 MAR 2018

Government must act 'urgently' on Dover Brexit preparations

Trade experts say Dover can be ready on day one of Brexit – if the Government acts "urgently". A panel of senior staff at freight associations, trading bodies and logistics firms were questioned by myself and other MPs on the Treasury Select Committee on Wednesday (March 7). They agreed there are "practical solutions" to border operations when the UK leaves the EU's customs union and single market. But they suggested Government bureaucrats and officials were not...