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. 

Maidstone Rough Sleeping Initiative

Nobody in modern Britain should ever have to sleep rough and all of us have a responsibility to help the most vulnerable people in our communities to get their lives back on track.

Housing and Transport Survey

Over the summer months, I have been out and about delivering my transport and housing surveys around Maidstone and The Weald.

School Funding Boost

I am lucky to have visited many of our fantastic schools in Maidstone and The Weald in recent months. At each one, I am inspired by the thoughtfulness of the students and the dedication of their wonderful teachers.

Rural Digital Connectivity

We are so fortunate in Maidstone and The Weald to have some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK right on our doorsteps.  Unfortunately, at times, the perfection of our rural surroundings can be tempered by poor digital connectivity.


Our NHS is so cherished across the nation because, perhaps without exception, we all have such intimate personal experiences, often in times of great emotion and pain; getting us through emergencies, caring for an elderly relative, managing the multitude of modern cancer threats, or helping bring

Tackling Crime

Our new Government has hit the ground running. As well as preparing for Brexit and investing in our frontline NHS there is also a very welcome renewed focus on tackling crime in these early weeks of Boris Johnson’s premiership.

Climate Change

On this page last week, I mentioned the recent warm weather in the UK, with a passively positive reference to the onset of our national summer holidays.