Maritime Skills Academy Success

I am impressed by the work of one of Dover’s leading local businesses, the Viking Maritime and the Maritime Skills Academy. Based in Whitfield, with training sites in Portsmouth and Gibraltar, Viking provide training for a range of maritime needs including preparing staff for emergency responses to fire or the need...

Welcoming the recruitment of many more primary care staff and more than £100million for ground-breaking health research

I welcome the news that the Government is on track to deliver its manifesto commitment of 26,000 more staff in primary care by March 2024, having already recruited over 21,000 more staff compared to March 2019. NHS Kent and Medway have recruited 653 more primary care staff.    The Conservative Government...

Making the case for road investment

Delivering more investment for our area is a key priority of mine. That’s why I have been campaigning for the road investment and upgrades we have long needed. For too long, the A2 has needed to be dualled. The Whitfield roundabout has been overloaded. Meanwhile, Aycliffe residents are too often...

A Budget to Meet Priority Needs

Set against the financial headwinds from the Covid pandemic and the war in Ukraine, this year’s Budget needed to choose immediate priorities for national spending. I met with the Chancellor earlier this month to renew my calls that spending is focused on those who are older and the least well...

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