Supporting our NHS

One of my key aims is to protect and support our NHS, free for all at the point of need, and improve our vital hospital services at Maidstone and Pembury.


Local MPs Chair Crunch Hermitage Lane Development Summit

Whenever I speak with people who live, work or travel through the Allington and Barming wards of Maidstone, which is frequently, it is never long before the conversation turns to the adverse consequences of overdevelopment around Hermitage Lane.

MP Welcomes Early Progress of Vaccine Rollout

The best way to beat this virus, once and for all, is through the widespread vaccination of our population. I am therefore hugely encouraged by the speed at which the vaccine is being rolled out across Maidstone and The Weald; providing hope to our community after such a difficult year.

Covid-19 Update

Kent, controversially, entered Tier 3 restrictions after the November national lockdown, but sadly the latest figures and trends are vindicating that course of action.

Covid-19 Update

In the face of huge challenges presented by Covid-19, the resilience of our communities in Maidstone & The Weald has been absolutely inspiring. I am sure that same community spirit will help control the resurgence of the virus we are experiencing across the UK and, indeed, much of Europe.

Reopening NHS Services

Being prevented from visiting those we love in hospital has been one of the cruellest aspects of the Coronavirus pandemic.   It was a completely understandable measure, to help contain the virus, but so hard for families and patients, be they Covid or Non-Covid. 

Therapeutic Drug Trials

A successful cure for Coronavirus, be it a vaccine or some other mechanism, is the grail we all seek for our long-term health and safety.   Whilst that mission is carried out around the world the NHS is looking at how to diminish the worst effects of the disease, giving us a better chance of reco

NHS Test and Trace in Kent

The most optimistic hopes for an effective coronavirus vaccine to become available are reported to be at least a year away, and probably more.  People I speak with in Maidstone & The Weald know that the effect of an extended general lockdown could be just as damaging as the virus itself, and

Covid-19 Testing

‘It’s not possible to fight a fire blindfolded’ said the World Health Organisation back in March when they issued the maxim ‘Test, Test, Test’ to governments around the world.  Until we have a vaccine, knowing who is infected is key because we can then selectively isolate people and trace those w

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.