Honouring our Armed Forces, past and present

On Remembrance Sunday and then again on Armistice Day, pandemic or no pandemic, we rightly honoured those brave men and women who have paid the ultimate price for us and our country. I was honoured to lay a wreath at the Remembrance Service in Deal. Many other personal and individual...

Concerns over local bird cull

https://videopress.com/v/HNtFqud8?preloadContent=metadata Concerns have been raised following a local bird cull in Dover & Deal. DEFRA decided to cull birds at a local farm after an outbreak of Avian Flu. However, concerns have been raised over the way in which the process was handled.

New transition fund for Dover post-Brexit transition

Today it was announced that Dover will receive a special Brexit transition fund of £500,000 to support business and residents. The Brexit boost, which will be administered by Dover District Council, recognises the change that transition will have on the local area and the opportunities it will bring. It includes...

Preventing Sewage and Water Flooding

https://videopress.com/v/G7fc0TLk?preloadContent=metadata 16.11.20 - House of Commons Question to the Minister for Housing Natalie Elphicke MP:For years, some water companies and Ofwat have failed to get a grip on repeated sewage and water flooding, including in the historic town of Deal. As a result, planning objections are mounting against the delivery...

Getting through the Second Lockdown Together

Since the Spring, when all of our lives changed so profoundly, I and my team have helped many thousands of constituents. We have supported many businesses in getting back on their feet, as well as many individuals who have lost their jobs, or face an uncertain future on furlough, or...

Doing what is needed to save lives in the second wave

The Government's new national lockdown started at one minute past midnight yesterday morning. Many in our area were hopeful that we would avoid more stringent measures. However, that is not to be. As the Prime Minister has made clear, it was an extremely difficult decision for the Government, but the...

Asking the PM to Keep Dover Clear

Today Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that Highways England are working on proposals to Keep Dover Clear as the end of transition looms, and progress works on the long-awaited A2 road upgrade. I asked the Prime Minister to ensure that traffic gridlock is avoided and that steps are taken to...

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