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Working to be ready at the Dover and Deal frontline

We've long been fighting for more funding locally to boost Brexit preparations at the Dover frontline. Ever since the referendum we've worked hard to get the Government to be ready on day one, deal or no deal.

MPs visit Port of Dover ahead of Brexit day

The Port of Dover hosted Brexit-backing Conservative MPs to discuss their plans to keep freight traffic moving smoothly after the UK leaves the European Union. The visit last Friday (March 1st) was organised by myself.

Fighting for more investment, jobs and money in Dover & Deal

We've been working tirelessly to bring more jobs and money to our corner of Kent.

Back in 2010, things looked bleak. Unemployment locally had rocketed 50% in the Great Recession. More investment was badly needed in Dover and Deal.

Time for a Renaissance of the Regions

Last week in the House of Commons, I called on the Prime Minister to do more to support areas like Dover and Deal after we leave the EU. We must ensure that a renaissance of the regions – including in coastal towns like ours – is at the very heart of building Brexit Britain.

My seventh Jobs Fair coming soon

I will hold my seventh annual Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair on "Brexit Day". More than 30 firms are already signed up to have stalls at Dover Town Hall on Friday, March 29th.

Brexit cash boost for Dover District Council

Nearly £300,000 in Brexit preparation cash is being handed to Dover District Council (DDC). The Government funding boost is to be used to plan for the impact of leaving the European Union at the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel.

Dozens helped into work by Dover Jobs Club

Dozens of people have been helped into employment, training and voluntary work in recent months by the Dover Jobs Club. Free weekly sessions are run by Southern Housing Group at the Big Local unit in the Charlton Centre.

School standards on the rise in Dover & Deal

Every parent wants to give their children the best possible start in life. So it's great news that school standards locally have been rising, with more than two thirds of our schools now turning in Key Stage 2 results above the national average.