Articles

Rose Hudson-Wilkin

I was in Westminster when I heard the news; first an excited email from my Mum in Sutton Valence, and then one from my friend Cllr Louise Brice in Staplehurst.  The appointment of Rose Hudson-Wilkin as the next Bishop of Dover was the subject; their joy was in seeing another bastion of inequality

Maidstone Mencap

Shortly after becoming MP for Maidstone & The Weald in 2010 I was invited to become Honorary Vice-President of the Maidstone MENCAP Trust.  I felt honoured to be asked to take over Ann Widdecombe’s former role and I accepted immediately.

Women's Sport

Something remarkable happened last Sunday afternoon. I joined a record 6.9 million viewers to witness women’s football leap to a new level in a match that offered drama, controversy and entertainment in full measure. 

Cancer Treatment Waiting Times

One in two of us will have to directly contend with cancer during our lifetimes, and all of us will be indirectly affected, one way or another. My family was confronted with that harsh reality 30 months ago when my husband was diagnosed.

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