Investing in schools and ensuring funding for a first-class education for all our children.

I am pleased that the Government has shown it has listened to Kent MPs, by announcing further funding for our schools. In 2024-25 the total national core schools budget will be at its highest ever level – a £5.7bn increase in the last two years.


The campaign seeking a statutory duty of care for higher education students gains momentum in an impassioned parliamentary debate “Not closing the door on future legislation” says Minister Halfon.

Every four days on average, over the last 10 years in England and Wales, one student in Higher Education has committed suicide, according to the ONS. Campaigners believe that many of these deaths could have been prevented if there were a clear standard to be followed by universities under a duty

Maidstone Apprenticeship Fair returns

Kent MPs have welcomed the return of the Maidstone Apprenticeship Fair which took place last week.

Around 1,500 secondary school pupils from across Kent attended the event at the Maidstone Leisure Centre on Friday 11 March.

Career Options

One of the most  enjoyable aspects  of my job is that I have the pleasure of visiting so many of our wonderful schools across Maidstone and the Weald.

A Fairer Economy

Brexit is a vitally important, historic moment for our nation and it is therefore understandable that so much time continues to be devoted to it. However, our relationship with the European Union is not what inspired me to become an MP.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

The Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network, which I am proud to Chair, is an employer led, action-focussed group whose members share my belief that someone's future should not be determined by their past.