19 DEC 2009

Shadow Home Secretary visits Dover Port

Today, Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling MP visited the port of Dover. He toured the docks to see how our borders are policed and heard about the Government's plans to privatise Dover's port.

I explained my concerns to Chris about the need for more border security and the deep concerns I feel about Labour's privatisation plans. We also discussed regeneration, the need for more jobs and money locally, our ideas to boost tourism as well as the need to make our streets safer.  

Chris Grayling MP issued a statement saying:

"Our manifesto for seaside towns sets out a range of ways in which we will seek to boost towns like Dover. We need to stimulate small business and in particular the tourist trade - and to give those towns greater control over their own affairs. But Dover will benefit in particular from our plans for tough border controls and action against antisocial behaviour."

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