The most important thing for an MP to be is accessible, and available to their constituents. If we don't know the issues that matter to people how can we represent their views in Parliament? I have decided then to start holding regular "Ask Charlie" events across the constituency. They are open to anyone to come along to, and you can ask me, well, anything!
Today was my first Ask Charlie event held in Eastry Village Hall. I hope residents enjoyed it as much as I did. There were some interesting issues raised. Real concerns were raised about energy policy - most thought wind farms just increased bills while nuclear offers energy stability and security. Meanwhile onshore gas exploration was seen good for cutting bills so long as it could be done safely.
Here you can read about local news matters and what I've been up to. You can make comments too. I'd welcome your feedback, so please do feel free to comment!