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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. 

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 and M&TW NHS Trust

My regular catch-up sessions with NHS Trust CEO Miles Scott are always important and I would like to share details of this week’s communication with Downs Mail readers.

  • Investing in transport

    I am seeking investment in transport for Maidstone and the Weald, including a new southern relief road and more frequent bus services, whilst protecting public health through improvements in air quality.

  • 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 Aylesf

  • Improving our schools

    I am determined to improve our local schools, ensuring they get the facilities and funds they need to provide high quality education for all of our children and grandchildren.

  • New homes in the right places

    One of the key issues facing us right now is the availability of housing, and I want the right homes in the right places, with the right infrastructure, delivering the right balance of homes, workplaces and public amenities in our valuable urban and rural spaces.

  • 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.