Articles

Leadership Contest

For the second time since I became an MP, I share with my colleagues the profound responsibility of choosing two new leadership candidates for my Party, one of whom will become the next Prime Minister of our country.

KM Column: Trump State Visit

The partnership between the UK and the USA is known as the ‘Special Relationship’ for good reason. Over many decades, the USA has been our strongest ally and the close co-operation between our two countries underpins global security and prosperity.

KM Column: Beyond Brexit

The failure of Parliament to coalesce on a Brexit theme has moved the British public to reaffirm their division about the EU.  The lion’s share of last week’s Euro votes were shared between parties with a clear message of either leave or remain.  Labour’s fence sitting and my own Party’s lack of

Transport in Maidstone

Be it catching the train to work, riding the bus into town for shopping or hopping in the car to take our children to school we all rely on transport in our everyday lives.

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: 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.

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.