More work prospects

I am especially proud of our Maidstone Apprenticeship Fair which was first organised by myself and my colleague and neighbour Tracey Crouch MP in 2018. It was attended by Skills Minister Anne Milton along with over 600 students from 16 schools across Maidstone and the Weald and Chatham and Aylesford Parliamentary constituencies. 

Since then, I am delighted this has become an annual event and the 2020 apprenticeship fair was the biggest ever, welcoming over 50 employers and nearly 1000 students from across West Kent.



Businesses Turn the Corner in Recovery from Covid-19

I am delighted and relieved that nearly every aspect of our economy in Maidstone and The Weald is now open for business following a very testing few months. This is very welcome news for jobs and prosperity in our communities.

Reopening Kent's Toursim Industry

Kent’s beautiful countryside, historic towns, coastal resorts and world leading vineyards combined with its historic status as the Garden of England mean that tourism is at the heart of the county’s economy.

Covid-19 bulletin no.5

Dear Friends and Residents

Hello again, and I hope you and your loved ones have remained safe and well since my last bulletin a couple of weeks ago.   

UK Africa Investment Summit

On Monday this week I joined our Prime Minister and 16 African Heads of State in London at our first UK-Africa Trade and Investment Summit.

2020: The Year Ahead

2020 is certain to be an historic year for our sceptered isles. We will leave the European Union and chart a new relationship with our closest geographical neighbours, based on free trade and security co-operation.

Kentish Tourism

Last week’s record-breaking warm weather heralded the start of the school summer holidays and with it, the zenith of Kent’s tourism season.

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.