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Welcome news that migrants will face quarantine

I welcome moves by the Home Office to bring in a 14-day quarantine for migrants who cross the English Channel illegally – and talks with France aimed at increasing the number of returns.  The news comes as another 14 migrants were intercepted yesterday, following a record day recorded over

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Fighting to save local jobs

The coronavirus outbreak is having a profound impact. Not just on our health and the economy, but also on how we communicate and how we work. It will do so for some time to come. When all of this is said and done, nothing will

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Migrants must be returned to France

I welcome moves by Home Secretary Priti Patel to seek agreement with France for the return of more migrants – as well as more stringent patrols.  More than 280 illegal entrants crossed the Channel over three days over the Bank Holiday weekend.   This included eight boats carrying 145

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Businesses come together to set up PPE supply service

Local businesses have got together to set up and manage a PPE supply service for East Kent, backed by myself and the Dover and East Kent Chambers of Commerce.  The service will receive requests from those who need the equipment, seeking to match them with suppliers, as well

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Let’s look forward with hope

The lockdown looks set to start to ease a little over the coming weeks but we must remain vigilant – as the risk from the virus remains very real. Each of us will have the things we are looking forward to doing again. Catching up

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Welcome news that migrants will face quarantine

I welcome moves by the Home Office to bring in a 14-day quarantine for migrants who cross the English Channel illegally – and talks with France aimed at increasing the number of returns.  The news comes as another 14 migrants were intercepted yesterday, following

Read More

Fighting to save local jobs

The coronavirus outbreak is having a profound impact. Not just on our health and the economy, but also on how we communicate and how we work. It will do so for some time to come. When all of this is

Read More

Migrants must be returned to France

I welcome moves by Home Secretary Priti Patel to seek agreement with France for the return of more migrants – as well as more stringent patrols.  More than 280 illegal entrants crossed the Channel over three days over the Bank Holiday weekend.   This

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