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Why our asylum policy must be driven by compassion

Recent attempts by migrants to break into Britain by lorry and dinghy have caused renewed concern. Thousands of attempts are made every year. Thanks to our border controls being in Calais, the overwhelming majority do not succeed.

How we can be better off after Brexit

There are many good reasons why we are leaving the European Union. And why Dover and Deal – and the nation as a whole – will be better off for it.

Roads to prosperity

Stronger transport links are central to delivering more jobs and money for our area. That's why I work hard to deliver road and rail improvements.

Working to improve postnatal care in Kent

I am working to improve postnatal care in Kent.  A coroner has said deaths could occur unless action is taken - following the suicide of a mother whose family are my constituents. 

It's time to leave the EU and move on

The past week has witnessed incredible scenes in Parliament – not least the first tied vote seen for 25 years. The 2016 EU referendum deeply divided the nation. It is therefore unsurprising that there has been such strength of feeling on both sides of the debate.

Fighting for better train services

I held talks with rail ministers after it emerged the number of direct high speed trains between Deal and Sandwich and London could reduce in the next franchise.

Getting a better deal for taxpayers' money

Too much of our taxpayer cash is wasted. Whether it's building an airport where planes can't land, or NHS trusts ordering fax machines long after they've become obsolete, these tales of fiscal farce have drawn public ridicule for years.