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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.

Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, according to the dulcet tones of the late great Andy Williams on my radio, and so it may be for those of us with family, friends and festive fare abounding.  For others, however, Christmas can magnify the starkness of loneliness and for some, the desperat

Thank You

As the dust begins to settle following last week’s General Election, I want to thank people in Maidstone and The Weald for again placing their trust in me as their MP. It is humbling to have your support and I am enormously privileged to continue to serve our fabulous community. 

Parish Councils

English village community spirit is perhaps most aptly personified by the institution we all know as our Parish Councils.  Right across our green and pleasant land they are the people who turn a village from a collection of houses, lanes and fields into a hub of social cohesion, offering cradle a

The Kurdish Crisis

Whilst the Brexit impasse continues to frustrate and divide in equal measure within these shores, the world around us is smarting for other reasons as international tensions continue to elevate on a daily basis.

The Queen's Speech

On this page, two weeks ago, I reported from my Party’s autumn conference where a wave of bold policy announcements were made, as a trailer for the new Parliamentary session.  

Brexit Update

Kent messenger weekly column - We must get Brexit done!

Conservative Party Conference

It was a grey, blustery and rain-soaked Manchester this week as we gathered for our annual autumn conference.  I am delighted to report, however, that the atmosphere was thoroughly upbeat and positive.

Cancer Waiting Times

One of my top priorities in Maidstone and The Weald, ever since the MASH campaigns started back in 2008, has been to protect and help improve our NHS services for local people.