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Maidstone MP Demands Meeting on Delay to Train Service

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald, has written to the Trains Minister demanding he visit Maidstone for an urgent public meeting as concern grows that the long-promised City Thameslink Service from Maidstone East may face even further delay.

KM Column: Mental Health Awareness Week

One of the most fulfilling aspects of my role is the opportunity and responsibility of offering help to my constituents, often at times of their greatest need.

KM Column: Marcus Grant Calms the Storm

Ever since we returned from the Christmas break there seems to have been little respite in the world of politics.  Almost every week there has been drama, crisis and intrigue; ‘House of Cards’ seems tame by comparison, and the outrageously satirical ‘The Thick of It’ struggles to match its mirth

KM Column: Looking After Older People

If you’ve seen the 2011 movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, then apart from probably having a good laugh, you’ll also have seen a depiction of life as a pensioner being effervescent, fulfilling and worthwhile.  Oh, that it could be so for everyone, but the truth is without good health, financia

KM Column: Local Election - Your Vote Matters

We are invited to visit the polling booths again in a week’s time, with Borough Council elections taking place on Thursday 2nd May for the two local authorities in my constituency; Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.

Blue Badge Reminders

Whilst the Brexit debacle battles on, there are so many other things that are important to the constituents of Maidstone & The Weald, and I am always here to help when called upon.

Celebrating 100 Years of Loose Bowls Club

Once the tea lawn of the Swan public house in Loose, Maidstone, the home of Loose Bowls Club was filled with members and guests celebrating its centenary year as the season opened this week.

Maidstone's Air Quality

Driving across the junction of Stone Street and Knightrider Street in Maidstone recently I was enveloped by a cloud of black smoke.  I had to close my windows and hold my breath for a few seconds until the car in front stopped spewing out acrid exhaust fumes that would put a 1950’s bus to shame.

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.

Commonwealth Family of Nations

Our Commonwealth family of nations has a long and proud history – this year marks the 70th anniversary of its formation.