Calling time on threatening behaviour

I am calling for zero tolerance of threatening and abusive behaviour to public service workers, including MPs. I have previously condemned extremists who attacked my constituency office causing my staff fear. Too often some people subject public sector workers, including Members of Parliament, to abuse and insults, as well as...

New relief road opened in Deal

I welcomed the opening of a new relief road in middle Deal. The road will reduce pressure on Albert Road, a key link road between the middle and North Deal areas. I cut the ribbon on the road opening with Sarah Dance, deputy chair of the South East Local Enterprise...

Demanding maternity service improvements

Recently I demanded improvements in East Kent Hospitals maternity services following the publication of a damning report. I wrote to hospital bosses to understand why new failings have emerged. Key improvements to maternity services had been put in place following previous failings by the Trust. I have been working with...

Celebrating our COVID heroes

Last Thursday I was honoured to join the HRH Princess Royal to celebrate the volunteers and public services heroes of the pandemic. In a packed event at Dover Castle, Princess Anne thanked many of the volunteers and public service workers who helped made such an incredible difference in our community....

Securing Flood Action Taskforce for Deal

I have secured a Flood Action Taskforce for Deal. The taskforce will address longstanding sewage issues in the town – particularly Albert Road. The taskforce will report jointly to me and Ian McAulay, Chief Executive of Southern Water. It will be supported by Dover District Council, Kent County Council and...

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